The German Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium der Finanzen, or BMF) has published a decree on retroactive correction of VAT invoices. The tax authorities’ VAT application guidelines have been updated accordingly. The decree follows the principles of European Court of Justice (ECJ) case law and certain principles of national case law as developed by the Federal Fiscal Court (Bundesfinanzhof, or BFH).
The Maltese Government has announced a number of measures in a bid to encourage retention of employees and alleviate imminent cash flow and liquidity concerns that are expected to be faced by certain local businesses in the light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
These initiatives are mainly targeted at those businesses that are suffering a significant downturn in their turnover as a result of the economic constraints arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and, as a result face substantial cash flow difficulties.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created major challenges for business. Every company is looking for ways to negotiate the crisis in the best possible way. The Austrian government and authorities will be announcing measures on an ongoing basis which are intended to support businesses in this regard.