When New York first passed its law defining what constitutes a “vendor” subject to collecting sales tax in the 1980’s, the idea of online shopping sounded like science fiction. In retrospect, NY may have effectively enacted the first “economic nexus” law when they drafted their definition of “vendor” to include a person who regularly or […]
VAT & B2G Reporting Newsletter: July 2018
South Africa Proposes Amendment to Change VAT Rate
South Africa’s Minister of Finance has published a draft amendment, which if enacted, would change South Africa’s VAT rate back to 14%. This proposed draft amendment, which is open for public comment, would revert the rate back to 14% and currently has a retroactive effective date to April 1, 2018. The proposed amendment comes after the recent increase in the VAT rate to 15%, which was effective April 1, 2018. The draft amendment can be seen here, and the open public comment period lasts until August 16, 2018.
Italy Partially Postpones e-Invoicing Mandate for Supplies of Fuel at Roadside Stations
The Italian tax administration has announced the postponement of the early implementation of the electronic invoicing mandate for roadside fuel and service stations. According to Regulation Prot. n. 89757/2018, all taxpayers in the business of supplying fuel and gasoline intended to be used as motor fuel, or supplying services as subcontractors under agreements with public bodies, were required to start issuing electronic invoices in July 1, 2018. However, this mandate has been partially postponed until January 1, 2019 for roadside fuel and service stations. More information about this issue can be found here.
UK Publishes Additional Guidance for Making Tax Digital Initiative
On Friday, July 13, 2018, HMRC released additional information regarding the Making Tax Digital initiative, which is currently set to go into effect in the United Kingdom on April 1, 2019. This new information, contained in VAT Notice 700/22, includes further details on the requirements of digital records and digital links where data transfer is made between software programs, products, or applications, as well as what constitutes functionally compatible software. In addition, HMRC published a Communications Pack, which is intended to help business stakeholders with the Making Tax Digital Initiative. This Communication Pack can be found here, and offers background information, timeline dates, as well as key messages from HMRC for businesses that will be impacted.
With recent enforcement measures, the IRS has offered definitive proof that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still alive and that the agency plans to strictly enforce ACA reporting. Last spring, the agency issued Letter 226J to Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) that failed to cover 95 percent of employees. ALEs are companies with 50 or […]
UPDATE (Jan. 8): Reporting season is moving forward according to plan. The IRS has announced that it will process tax returns on schedule and without delays. While the agency will clarify its contingency plan in the coming days, organizations should proceed as planned with 1099 reporting and other seasonal filings. The IRS will recall a […]
The South Dakota v. Wayfair decision last June has created a lot of angst for indirect tax professionals and the businesses they work so hard to protect from the burdens of sales and use tax filing. Six months later as we begin the new year, that angst has not gotten any lighter. Any federal legislative […]
2018 was a volatile year in indirect tax compliance for tax, finance and IT professionals worldwide. With an increase in globalization and tax gaps surpassing tens of billions in some countries, it’s not surprising that one of the biggest challenges governments are addressing is revenue collection. Like enterprises, governments are creating new, technology-driven processes to […]