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Posted July 2, 2020 by Alex Koral
Tennessee Lowers Nexus Thresholds

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed legislation on June 30, 2020 adjusting the state’s sales thresholds for economic nexus. Effective October 1, 2020, remote sellers making in excess of $100,000 in annual sales into the state will be required to collect and remit sales tax, which is a change from the previous threshold of $500,000 in […]

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Posted July 2, 2020 by Alex Samuel
North Carolina Modifies Marketplace Facilitator Legislation

North Carolina enacted legislation to remove economic thresholds applied to marketplace facilitators. Previously, marketplace facilitators were required to collect and remit sales tax on their marketplace-facilitated sales if they had gross sales in excess of $200,000 or 200 or more separate transactions in the previous calendar year. Effective July 1, 2020, all marketplace facilitators are […]

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Posted July 1, 2020 by Andrew Decker
New Rules for Remote Sellers in Louisiana

Beginning July 1, remote sellers making sales into Louisiana must register with the Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers (“the Commission”) in order to be compliant with new requirements to collect, remit and report state and local sales tax. For a full explanation of this update, read our blog here.

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Posted June 26, 2020 by Denise Hatem
Preliminary Agreement to Postpone EU VAT e-Commerce Package to 1 July 2021

On June 24, 2020, European Union member states’ ambassadors reached a preliminary agreement on postponing the VAT e-Commerce Package from 1 January 2021 to 1 July 2021. Reports indicate that the postponement should be formally adopted by the Council following legal and linguistic review. The European Commission initially proposed the postponement in May due to the impact […]

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Posted June 26, 2020 by Erik Wallin
Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Set for August 29-30

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently announced that the 2020 Sales Tax Holiday will take place on August 29 and 30. By way of a quick recap, the holiday exemption applies to most retail items with a sales price up to $2,500 purchased for personal consumption. Further details regarding the sales tax holiday can be found here.

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Posted June 19, 2020 by Ramón Frias
Colombia Sets the days for the VAT Holiday

The Colombian tax administration (DIAN) has announced that the VAT Holiday established by the Law 2010/2019 and the Legislative Decree 682/2020 will be held on the following three days: June 19, July 3, and July 19 of 2020. Participation in the VAT Holiday is not mandatory. Businesses opting to participate in the VAT Holiday should […]

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Posted June 18, 2020 by Joanna Hysi
Greece places focus on CTC e-invoicing as myDATA bill is signed

The IAPR and the Ministry of Finance have signed the long-awaited bill, which once turned into law will enforce the myDATA system within Greece. According to the IAPR’s announcement, the bill will specify: the scope of application, any exceptions, the data to be submitted, the time, methods of transmission and the specific obligations of businesses. […]

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Posted June 18, 2020 by Jeff Gambold
UK: Further delay to implementation of VAT reverse charge to domestic construction services

UK HM Revenue & Customs has announced that the application of VAT by reverse charge on the provision of construction services in the UK will be delayed from 1 October 2020 to 1 March 2021 (the originally planned commencement date was 1 October 2019).  The revised reverse charge rules will impact any businesses that supply […]

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Posted June 18, 2020 by Jeff Gambold
Germany: Temporary lowering of VAT Standard Rate and Reduced Rate between 1 July and 31 December 2020

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Finance has announced that VAT rates will be temporarily reduced from 1 July 2020 through 31 December 2020 to stimulate the economy in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The standard rate is to be lowered from 19% to 16%, and the reduced rate is to be lowered from 7% to 5%. […]

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Posted June 18, 2020 by Muazzam Malik
Czech Republic: New VAT rules for cross-border e-commerce from 2021

The Czech Ministry of Finance has announced the removal of the concession whereby the import into Czech from outside the EU of small consignments valued at less than 22 euros were exempted from import VAT.  This equalizes the VAT treatment with goods arriving from EU countries.  This change will coincide with the adoption of the […]

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Posted May 29, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
IRS Extends Due Date for Form 5498 Series to August 31

Through Notice 2020-35, the IRS further extended the due date for Form 5498 series records including Form 5498 (IRA Contribution Information), 5498-ESA (Coverdell ESA Contribution Information) and 5498-SA (HAS, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA Information). The due date for filing these forms with the IRS and furnishing these forms to recipients has been extended to […]

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Posted May 29, 2020 by Ramón Frias
Paraguay Delays the Application of VAT to Foreign Suppliers of Digital Services

The tax administration of Paraguay (Secretaria de Estado de Tributacion or SET) has announced that the country will be delaying for six months the application of VAT on digital services supplied by foreign non-established providers. According to the recent tax reform, a new withholding system would start to apply on July 1, 2020 to all […]

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Posted May 29, 2020 by Jeff Gambold
European Commission suggests a new levy on large businesses

In conjunction with its revised 1,100 bn budget projection for the period 2021-2027, the European Commission has published its Next Generation EU strategy for alleviating the social and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, to be financed by up to 750bn euros of borrowing.  The intention is that this borrowing will be paid back in […]

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Posted May 29, 2020 by Ramón Frias
DIAN issues New Resolution to Regulate the Electronic Invoicing

The Colombian tax administration (DIAN) has released Resolution 00042/2020, intended to establish new deadlines for complying with Colombia’s electronic invoicing mandate, and to consolidate in a single provision multiple regulations in matters of electronic invoicing. An important feature of this new resolution is that it also includes Technical Annex 1.7-2020, required to implement the mandate. […]

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Posted May 29, 2020 by Jeff Gambold
Poland: JPK_VAT launch delayed to October 2020

On 28 May 2020, the Polish Ministry of Finance announced that compulsory filing by all taxpayers of the new combined JPK_VAT uniform control file and VAT return structure has been deferred to 1 October 2020 due to compliance challenges arising from coronavirus, according to a Gazeta Prawna report. It was previously deferred to 1 July as […]

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Posted May 29, 2020 by Victor Duarte
Bolivia: Adoption of electronic invoicing system postponed

The Resolution N° 101800000026 establishing the electronic invoicing system (SFE) in Bolivia has been repealed, as the relevant authorities have recognized that taxable persons will not be able to adapt to the new rules and conditions set in the Resolution this year as envisaged. The Government has not yet announced a new date for the […]

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Posted May 29, 2020 by Charles Maniace
SD and TX Both Announce Exemption for Internet Access

In recent days, the South Dakota and Texas Departments of Revenue announced that internet access charges would become exempt from sales tax effective July 1, 2020. While states are struggling with massive budget shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this particular exemption is compelled by an earlier change to the US Internet Tax […]

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Posted May 21, 2020 by Robert Beck
SSA Releases 2020 W-2C Specifications

The SSA recently released its 2020 W-2C Specifications. There were no changes to the specifications though there were updates to the total amounts applicable to Social Security Wage Base, Social Security Withheld, and the Maximum Social Security Wage base for 2020. To view the full specifications release, click here.

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