Ukraine: Registration obligation in 2022 for electronic services for turnover of Euro 30’000 a year

From a turnover of one million Ukrainian hryvnia (approx. 30’000 euros) in 2021, foreign entrepreneurs providing electronic services to consumers in Ukraine are expected to have to register and pay tax at a rate of currently 20 per cent by 31 March 2022.

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OECD and EC release disparate recommendations on tax and the digitalisation of the economy

The OECD Inclusive Framework on BEPS (‘IF’, a group of 113 countries) issued its paper Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation – Interim Report 2018 (the ‘Report’) on 16 March, and held a public webcast to discuss its findings. This was followed by the European Commission’s (EC’s) recommendations for EU-wide adoption on similar topics, which were published on 21 March. Read More »

UK – Making tax digital as from 1 of April 2019 – The end of TAX Return

HMRC starting to transform the tax system, so that it is more effective, more efficient and easier for taxpayers as well as for the controls done by HMRC themselves.

VAT has been online since 2010 and over 98% of VAT registered businesses already file electronic returns. Read More »

Switzerland: Radio and TV fees for businesses from 1 January 2019

The Swiss people firmly rejected the ‘No Billag’ initiative on 4 March 2018. As a result, all VAT Register-listed businesses with an global turnover of more than CHF 500,000 will have to pay a business licence fee, regardless of whether or how much TV and radio they actually receive. As the fee is linked to inclusion in the VAT Register and the company’s global revenue is taken into consideration, the maximum fee of CHF 35,590 may vastly exceed the VAT incurred in Switzerland.Read More »

Belgium: abolishment of VAT quarterly advance payments

According to the Royal Decree, the mandatory monthly VAT advance payments for quarterly declarants have been abolished as from 1 April 2017. Additionally, the Royal Decree confirmed the practical modalities as regards the one-off yearly December VAT advance payment, replacing the monthly VAT advance payments for quarterly declarants.Read More »

India – The Government reduces tax rate on 66 items, increases the composition limit from INR 5 million to INR 7.5 million, and finalises accounts and records rules

The Government reduces tax rate on 66 items, increases the composition limit from INR 5 million to INR 7.5 million, and finalises accounts and records rules.

In brief
At its sixteenth meeting, the GST Council decided to reduce the tax rates on 66 items out of the 133 items for which it had received representations. Read More »

Switzerland – Turnover reconciliation

The aim of the turnover reconciliation is to reconcile a business’s annual revenue and input VAT as declared in the four quarterly VAT returns to the financial statements (P&L) of the same year.

Pursuant to article 72 of the new VAT Law there is a possibility (but also an obligation) to correct errors in the VAT declaration within 180 days of the end of a tax period. This “finalisation” gives the VAT payer the opportunityRead More »