Switzerland – E-Invoicing: requirement for advanced electronic signatures abolished 


603207_web_r_k_b_by_jorma-bork_pixelio-deIn order to claim the input VAT deduction on purchases, a tax payer has to prove authenticity and integrity of the document in question, irrespective of whether it was received on paper or electronically. In the past, for electronic invoices, this required the use of an advanced electronic signature. This applied despite the free consideration of evidence, which was introduced into the VAT legislation in 2010 and states that input VAT can be deducted if the taxable person can prove that he paid the VAT. Read More »

European Court of Justice: Different treatment of issuers and recipients of VAT invoices is possible


In its recent judgment (LVK-56 EOOD v. Bulgaria, C-643/11 –
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:62011CJ0643:EN:HTML)
the ECJ held that in line with Article 203 of the VAT Directive suppliers must pay any VAT included in an invoice irrespective of whether there is an underlying taxable transaction.Read More »