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Posted January 18, 2021 by Elliot Shulver
Danish Storm Flood Damage Insurance Levy Reduction

Effective from July 2021, the contribution to the Danish Storm Flood Damage Levy will be reduced from DKK 60 to DKK 40. The scheme has reached its target balance of DKK 500m therefore the temporary increase of DKK 20 which was introduced in 2014 has been removed. The scheme compensates policyholders, who have an insurance […]

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Posted January 12, 2021 by Ramón Frias
Mexico Expands the Reduced VAT Rate to its Southern Border

On December 31, 2020, Mexico published a new decree by which it expands a number of fiscal benefits to 22 municipalities located in the southern states of Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Campeche and Chiapas. Among the main benefits extended to those locations is the reduction of the standard VAT rate to 8% to all sales and […]

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Posted January 12, 2021 by Charles Maniace
Puerto Rico Enacts Economic Nexus and Marketplace Facilitator Requirements

On December 8, 2020. The Puerto Rico Secretary of Hacienda signed Regulation 2020-9237 expanding sales tax collection requirements to include Remote Sellers and Marketplace Facilitators effective 1/1/21. Businesses that have at least $100,000 in gross sales or 200 individual sales transactions during any preceding 12-month period have an obligation to collect and remit sales tax. […]

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Posted January 12, 2021 by Bradley Feimer
Cyprus Temporary VAT Reduction for Hotel, Catering and Passenger Transport Services Expired

On January 11, 2021, the temporary reduced VAT rate of 5% as applied to hotel accommodation, catering and passenger transport services in Cyprus was reverted back to a rate of 9%. Cyprus had temporarily reduced the VAT rate for such services in response to economic hardships brought on by the pandemic.

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Posted January 12, 2021 by Gabriel Pezzato
Portugal – QR Code postponed

Portugal postponed the obligation to include a QR code in invoices until 2022. Previously expected to enter into force on 1 January 2021, the obligation is suspended, but still voluntary, during 2021. The decision was taken in the 2021 Budget Law published on 31 December. With this decision, Portugal delayed both the QR Code and […]

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Posted January 12, 2021 by Robert Beck
Delaware Division of Revenue Updates W-2 and 1099 FAQ

Delaware’s Division of Revenue recently updated it’s W-2 and 1099 FAQ which covers a variety of topics and questions about filing forms W-2 and 1099 series forms with Delaware. A few notable changes were found and are detailed below. • Form 4804 is no longer required for 1099 submissions to the state that do not […]

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Posted January 12, 2021 by Robert Beck
Ohio Releases 2020-2021 Payment Schedule

Ohio recently posted its 2020-2021 payment schedule for withholding tax due dates. This document covers the entirety of tax year 2021. The dates for 2021 payments have been shifted to account for weekends and holiday closures. To view the complete schedule, click here.

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Posted January 12, 2021 by Robert Beck
IRS Releases 2020 Publication 5258

The IRS recently released its 2020 Publication 5258, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR) Submission Composition and Reference Guide. This guide is for processing of ACA related forms during processing year 2021. There were some notable changes to the document which have been detailed below. In addition to these changes, several changes were […]

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Posted January 12, 2021 by Paul Ogawa
Idaho Publishes Updated W-2 & 1099 e-Filing Specifications for TY 2020

The Idaho State Tax Commission recently published updated e-Filing guides for information returns, specifically W-2 and 1099 reports. These publications contain instructions, guidance, and specifications for filing these information return types electronically with the state. There are several updates to these publications, which are as follows: 1099 e-Filing Guide: Instructions for 1099s with Idaho Withholding […]

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Posted January 12, 2021 by Robert Beck
New Jersey Releases EFW-2 Specifications for 2020

New Jersey recently released the 2020 version of NJ-EFW2, the Specifications for Reporting W-2 Information Via Electronic Filing. Several minor grammatical and formatting changes were made but no changes were made to the specifications themselves. To view the full specifications, please click here.

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Posted January 12, 2021 by Paul Ogawa
Arizona Creates Filing Requirement for Form 1099-S

The Arizona Department of Revenue recently published information creating a new filing requirement for Form 1099-S. This filing requirement is new for tax year 2020 and requires Form 1099-S to be filed if certain criteria are met: specifically, if the form must be filed federally AND if the address or legal description of the property […]

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Posted January 12, 2021 by Bradley Feimer
Afghanistan Postpones VAT Implementation to 2022

Afghanistan has delayed plans to implement Value Added Tax to 21 December 2022. A 10% VAT is expected to replace the country’s current business receipt tax (BRT). The Afghanistan Revenue Department is also contemplating amendments to the proposed VAT system so to create a simplified tax scheme for those businesses below the VAT threshold. Once […]

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Posted January 5, 2021 by Sam Wichman
Austria Ends Temporary VAT Rate Reduction on Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

Effective January 1, 2021, Austria is ending its temporary VAT rate reduction on journals and magazines. The VAT rate on restaurant food, publications, and several other industries was reduced to 5% for the period from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Recently, Austria has approved legislation to extend that VAT rate reduction until January […]

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Posted January 5, 2021 by Ramón Frias
Chile Introduces Mandatory Reports of Electronic Payments to Foreign Suppliers of Services

The Chilean tax administration recently released Resolution 167/2020, which mandates financial entities to submit a quarterly report that provides information about payments made by their clients to foreign suppliers of digital services, when such suppliers are paid via credit or debit cards, or similar electronic means managed by banks or financial entities.

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Posted December 31, 2020 by Joanna Hysi
Today the Greek government announced the postponement of the go-live date of myDATA to 1.4.2021

Following requests from market participants and also due to COVID-19 pandemic, it was deemed necessary that the first quarter of 2021 is offered as additional time for training and adaptation of companies to myDATA. Data issued in the 1st quarter of 2021 should also be transmitted to the myDATA platform with a different deadline and […]

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Posted December 28, 2020 by Ramón Frias
SPAIN: Three day postponement of the SII 2021 changes announced

The Spanish tax administration (AEAT) has informed that due to some technical difficulties, the 2021 changes to the SII mandate will be delayed from January 1, 2021, to January 4, 2021. This means that all the changes related to consignment goods in the Ledger of Intra-Community transactions, as well as those related to the Ledgers […]

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Posted December 23, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
Arizona Updates Electronic Filing Guidelines for Information Returns

The Arizona Department of Revenue recently published an update to Publication 701, Submitting Arizona Forms A1-R, A1-APR, and Federal Forms W-2, W-2c, W-2G, and 1099. This publication provides instructions and filing specifications for reporting these forms to the Department of Revenue for the upcoming tax year 2020 filing season. There are several updates to this […]

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Posted December 23, 2020 by Robert Beck
Minnesota Releases Electronic Filing Specifications for 1099 and W-2 Forms

Minnesota recently released its 2020 specifications for both 1099 and W-2/W-2C on Withholding Fact Sheets 2 and 2A. There only change to the specifications was that the years for the form and the revision dates have been updated for tax year 2020 filing in 2021. No changes were made to the specifications themselves. To view […]

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