The Government adopted an amendment to the VAT Act, which provides for replacing the VAT declaration with SAF-T (i.e. JPK_VAT files).Read More »
SAF-T will most likely be mandatory from 1 January 2020 in Norway. According to the SAF-T rules, the Tax Authorities may ask for the general ledger and the customer and supplier specifications (sub ledgers) to be provided in a specific xml format.
We experience that foreign Entrepreneurs believe that VAT in Norway on supplies of goods with installation can be handled by B2B customer on a reverse charge basis, similar to the VAT treatment in most EU countries. Sadly, since Norway is not a member of the EU, the reverse charge mechanism is not applicable, and the supplier will in most cases be obliged to register for VAT in Norway and charge Norwegian VAT to its customer.Read More »
The Standard Audit File for Tax is increasingly adopted within European countries. Even if SAF-T in Norway has been subject to preparatory works and an ongoing debate since 2014, it still raises a lot of questions due to lack of information from the tax authorities.Read More »
Seven years ago, we launched our World Wide VAT forum with the aim of providing our clients with insights on the latest global trends in indirect taxation (VAT/GST/sales tax/excise taxes) and creating a platform where international business people dealing with the same indirect tax issues can meet.Read More »
The next country who requires provision of data in standardised way is Norway: based on the initial suggestion made by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, companies must be ready to send accounting information in the SAF-T Format to the tax authorities upon their request (e.g. in case of a tax audit). Read More »
It is not a surprise that the whole world is getting more and more digital, but it is important to acknowledge that so are also the tax authorities in requirements they now set forth towards taxpayers.Read More »
For tax periods starting from 1 October 2016, companies and branches of foreign companies will be obliged to submit to the Lithuanian Tax Authority‘s system “i.SAF” data on VAT invoices issued and received under its Lithuanian VAT number in a standard file (“the i.SAF file”) in XML format on the monthly basis (by the 20th day of the following month). Read More »