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Posted March 16, 2021 by Joanna Hysi
Bulgaria is considering the introduction of mandatory e-invoicing

The National Revenue Agency (NRA) with industry stakeholders are discussing the idea of introducing mandatory e-invoicing. By the end of 2021 a decision will be reached. ​ In parallel, changes for till reporting are proposed and are subject to public consultation. The changes will allow online retailers to not use cash registers but report their […]

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Posted March 16, 2021 by Joanna Hysi
Greece’s myDATA mandate postponed to 1 July 2021

Due to the effects of the pandemic on businesses, the Greek Ministry of Finance together with the IAPR (Greek tax authority) announced that the go-live of the myDATA eBooks mandate will be postponed to 1 July 2021. Data generated during the first six months of 2021, must be reported until 31 October 2021.

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Posted March 3, 2021 by Russell Hughes
UK: Chancellor Extends VAT Rate Reduction for Tourism & Hospitality Sector in UK Budget

The UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunik, has just announced his 2021 budget for the UK. Amongst many tax measures announced was an extension to the current VAT rate reduction for the tourism and hospitality sector which was due to end on 31 March 2021. Businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector are currently able to apply […]

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Posted February 18, 2021 by Joanna Hysi
Croatia: New fiscalization requirements

Two amendments in Croatian law, Fiscalization in Cash Transactions, which were introduced in the last two years came into effect on 1 January 2021. The amendments pertain to: a) the implementation of the fiscalization procedure for sales through the self – service devices; secondary legislation about the process and measures for data security and exchange […]

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Posted February 18, 2021 by Joanna Hysi
Slovakia announces draft CTC legislation

The Slovakian Ministry of Finance has announced that it is preparing legislation for the introduction of a CTC scheme in the country, following in the footsteps of countries such as Italy, Hungary and Spain. The CTC scheme will require businesses to report invoice data to the tax authority prior to issuing the invoice to their […]

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Posted February 18, 2021 by Gabriel Pezzato
Poland: CTC e-invoicing draft law available for public consultation

The Polish Ministry of Finance has published a draft act introducing e-invoicing via the national platform (Krajowy System e-Faktur – KSeF, or National System of e-Invoices) in a Continuous Transaction Control (CTC) system. The draft is available for public consultation during a two-week period, after which the law is planned to come into force by […]

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Posted January 29, 2021 by Russell Hughes
Brexit: EU and UK Agree New Trade and Cooperation Agreement

After months of talks, on 24 December 2020, the EU and UK were finally able to agree a new working trade agreement known as the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). The new Trade and Cooperation Agreement came into effect on 1 January 2021 and will be applied on a provisional basis until 28 February […]

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Posted January 29, 2021 by Russell Hughes
Austria Introduces Bill to Extend Existing Measures During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Austrian government has introduced a new bill to extend tax measures to support taxpayers during the Covid-19 pandemic. The VAT measures include the following: The temporary application of a reduced VAT rate of 5% in the gastronomy, culture and publishing sectors extended until 31 December 2021 Introduction of a VAT exemption for COVID-19 in […]

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Posted January 29, 2021 by Russell Hughes
Bulgarian Government Change Rules on Fiscal Representative Requirements for UK Businesses

The Bulgarian government have introduced new legislation that requires UK and other non-EU businesses to now appoint a fiscal representative who will have joint and several liability over their VAT compliance and VAT debts. Under the new provisions, UK and other non-EU businesses registered for VAT in Bulgaria will have to appoint a fiscal representative […]

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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 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 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 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 Selin Adler Ring
Saudi Arabia Mandates E-invoicing from 4 December 2021

The initial Saudi E-invoicing Regulation (Regulation) was enacted on 4 December 2020, but the details of the framework are yet to be published. The new framework is set to go live a year from now, on 4 December 2021, and will apply to all resident taxable persons, as well as any third party who issues […]

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Posted December 18, 2020 by Gabriel Pezzato
Poland to introduce e-invoicing via a centralized platform in 2021

The Polish Ministry of Finance yesterday announced a timeline for its plans to introduce a Continuous Transaction Controls (CTC) scheme, with a roll-out to start at the end of 2021.  By the end of 2021, e-invoicing via a centralized platform will be made available, but still remains optional for companies; from 2023 it will be mandatory for […]

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Posted December 11, 2020 by Russell Hughes
Ireland to Introduce Postponed VAT Accounting on Imports

The Irish Government have released their proposed Brexit Omnibus Bill 2020 which sets out several tax measures to assist in dealing with the effects of Brexit. One of the proposed measures is introducing postponed accounting for import VAT. The proposed measure means that importers would be able to record the import VAT in the VAT […]

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