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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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Three Key Reasons to Appoint a VAT Compliance Managed Service Provider

With a VAT gap across EU countries estimated at €140 billion in 2018, tax authorities are continuing to take steps to boost revenues, increase efficiency and reduce fraud.  As a result, VAT compliance obligations are becoming more demanding. Failure to comply can not only result in significant fines but also reputational damage. Many multinational companies […]

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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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Different Class: New Varying Approaches to Customs Administration from UK and EU

A touch of CLASS: simplifying access to customs tariff data CLASS – short for Classification Information System – is the new single point access search facility from the European Commission. It provides access to tariff classification data of goods entering or leaving the EU and is the latest step in developing an integrated approach to […]

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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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Will the myDATA Project be Delayed in Greece and Mandatory E-Invoicing be Introduced?

Two months after closing the public consultation on the myDATA scheme, the Greek tax authority, IAPR, has yet to share the feedback received from the industry on the proposed scheme or make any official announcement in this regard. However, local discussions indicate that, the IAPR may reintroduce its initial agenda proposed back in August 2018, […]

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India Adds Clarity to New E-Invoicing Regime

Following India’s recent public consultation looking at the proposed introduction of an e-invoicing regime, the GST council has now released a white paper on the architecture of the new framework and also provided answers to a number of outstanding questions. From 1 January 2020, taxpayers in India can start to use the new e-invoicing framework, […]

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The New Era in Greece’s Tax System

Greece made an important step to digitise its tax system and introduce an innovative platform for taxpayers to fulfil their tax obligations. The new platform will offer businesses a collaborative environment where the data they provide to the Greek Independent Authority of Public Revenues (IAPR) will not only affect their own books but will also […]

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