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How the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement Affects Business

The EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) was finally agreed on 24 December 2020. A week before the end of the transition period. Fully implemented into UK law, but the TCA remains provisional. It needs to be ratified in the European Parliament. Therefore it applies on a provisional basis until 28 February 2021. The TCA […]

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Trends: Previewing the Four Tax Compliance Mega-Trends Facing Multinational Companies

We recently launched the 12th Edition of our Annual Trends Report. We put a spotlight on current and near-term legal requirements across regions and VAT compliance domains.  The report, “VAT Trends: Toward Continuous Transaction Controls” is authored by a team of international tax compliance experts and provides a comprehensive look at the regulatory landscape as […]

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VAT E-Commerce Package – The One Stop Shop (OSS)

The European Union’s VAT E-Commerce Package has been delayed until 1 July 2021. Consequently, in the New Year businesses will have to contend with both Brexit related VAT changes and the impact of the One Stop Shop – amounting to two new set of rules for VAT reporting in 2021. Treatment of B2C goods and […]

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Goods and Services Post-Brexit – Supply Chain Planning

To help businesses understand the impact of Brexit, we’ve cover the essential considerations for supply chain planning in this blog. Goods and services in 2021 The treatment of goods moving between Great Britain and the EU will change significantly from 1 January 2021. Exports and imports will apply to GB-EU trade, replacing the concept of […]

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UK Border Controls Post-Brexit – What you Need to Know About Importing Goods

In our Brexit and VAT series, we delve into some of the most important issues of the day to bring you clarity and advice. Last week we looked at goods, services, and VAT. This week, we address UK border controls post-Brexit and importing goods.  Movement of goods post-Brexit Currently, the concept of dispatches and acquisitions […]

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Goods, Services, and VAT Recovery Post Brexit – What do Businesses Need to Know?

The sands of transition period time are draining away. As we edge ever closer to the final Brexit deadline, there are a raft of VAT related considerations for businesses to attend to. Though uncertainty reigns about the shape of the trading relationship, most of the Brexit scenarios up for debate would render the UK a […]

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A New EU Country Code on the Horizon for Northern Ireland

Since 31 January 2020, the UK is officially no longer part of the EU but is considered a third country to the union although EU legislation will still apply to the country until the end of 2020. Although Northern Ireland is part of the UK, the region will remain under EU VAT legislation when it […]

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New VAT Rules for Online Marketplaces and Imports of Goods into the UK

The United Kingdom’s HMRC has issued new guidance on the VAT treatment of cross-border sales of goods and online marketplaces beginning 1 January 2021, following the end of the transition period. Cross-Border Sales under £135 New rules will apply when a business sells goods for £135 or less to a UK customer and the goods […]

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Greece: myDATA law is published as e-invoicing incentives are released

myDATA updates On 22 June, the joint Ministerial Decision that sets forth the myDATA framework was published. The decision specifies, among other things, the scope of application and applicable exemptions, the data to be transmitted, transmission methods and procedures, applicable deadlines and how transactions should be characterized. Starting from January 2021, the required data must […]

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Turkey’s Digital Transformation and E-Invoicing Landscape

For companies operating in Turkey, 2019 was an eventful year for tax regulatory change and in particular, e-invoicing reform. Since it was first introduced in 2012, the e-invoicing mandate has grown, and companies are having to adapt in order to comply with requirements in 2020 and beyond. Turkey’s digital transformation and e-invoicing landscape continues to […]

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India E-Invoicing Reform Postponed Until 1 October 2020

With two weeks to go until the first mandatory phase of the Indian e-invoicing reform go live, the GST Council slammed the breaks. Or at least, bring it to a significant temporary standstill of 6 months. As a result, the India e-invoicing reform is now postponed until 1 October 2020 Following a long list of […]

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Italy Publishes New Specifications for the FatturaPA

Anyone predicting Italy’s clearance model e-invoicing system,  FatturaPA, would undergo further reform would be right. Agenzia delle Entrate – AdE, the Italian tax authority, has issued new technical specifications and schemas for Italian B2B and B2G e-invoices. But – what do these changes really mean? And what impact do they have on business processes? Technical […]

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Turkey Publishes e-Delivery Application Manual

In Turkey, the Revenue Administration (TRA) published the long-awaited e-Delivery Note Application Manual. The manual clarifies how the electronic delivery process will work in addition to answering frequently asked questions. It addresses the application as well as its scope and structure, outlines important scenarios and provides clarity for companies who are unclear about the adoption […]

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Is India postponing the mandatory implementation deadline for e-invoicing?

Is India postponing the mandatory implementation deadline for e-invoicing? For more than a year, India has been on the path to digitizing tax controls, with the first mandatory go-live for transmission of invoice data to a governmental portal scheduled for 1 April 2020. The very high pace of the roll-out of this reform made many […]

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UK MTD: Ready for Digital Links, or Need a “Soft Landing” Extension?

A keystone of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) regime is that the transfer and exchange of data between what HMRC define as “functional compatible software” must be digital whenever that data remains a component of the business’s digital records.  This is to maintain a wholly digitally linked audit trail between systems. Soft landing […]

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Greece Implements CTCs for Retailers with Online Cash Registers

The upcoming tax reform in Greece is expected to manifest itself in three continuous transaction control (CTC) initiatives. The myDATA e-books initiative, which entails the real-time reporting of transaction and accounting data to the myDATA platform which will in turn populate a set of online ledgers maintained on the government portal; Invoice clearance, which is […]

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Greece Publishes Accreditation Scheme for E-invoicing Service Providers

Certification of e-invoice service providers is an important first step and milestone ahead of the implementation of e-invoicing in Greece.  The Greek Government has now defined the regulatory framework for e-invoice service providers, their obligations, and a set of requirements needed to certify their invoicing software.  Find out what you need to know about the […]

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Long-awaited Indian E-invoicing Legislation Finally Published

For those following the ongoing tax control reform in India, 2019 has been a very eventful year for Indian e-invoicing. Starting last spring, a group of government and public administration bodies have convened regularly with the mission of proposing a new way of controlling GST compliance through the introduction of mandatory e-invoicing. Given the vast […]

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