Latest VAT News

2017

August 31, 2017
VAT Registration Attention to Amazon Sellers

Euro VAT Refund, Inc. receives calls and emails on a daily bases from North American companies that are ready to sell through the Amazon websites in the EU. Amazon generally advise that companies import to, and store goods at their fulfillment warehouses in different EU countries, and from there ship and sell to customers around the EU. Many North American companies are unaware of their VAT registration liabilities in each of these countries, and the associated cost for appropriate VAT compliance.
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August 25, 2017
United Kingdom VAT Filing Deadline is Around the Corner

The deadline for filing a VAT refund claim to the United Kingdom'’s tax authorities for invoices dated from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 is fast approaching.
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August 22, 2017
New Split Payment Systems in Poland & Romania

In order to further combat VAT fraud, Poland and Romania have introduced a new Split Payment System that will go into effect in 2017 and 2018.
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June 28, 2017
United Kingdom VAT Filing Deadline is Approaching

The deadline for filing a VAT refund claim to the United Kingdom'’s tax authorities for invoices dated from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 is fast approaching.
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April 10, 2017
Last chance to apply for a VAT refund on EU invoices issued in 2016!

If VAT has been paid on expenses within the European Union (EU) after January 1, 2016, the invoices should be gathered and sent to our office as soon as possible in order to meet the June 2017 VAT filing deadline.
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February 17, 2017
Launch of our newly updated website!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our updated website, designed with a fresh new look, user-friendly navigation and updated with the latest VAT information, news, webinars and brochures.
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February 15, 2017
The VAT filing deadline in most European countries is approaching

If VAT has been paid on expenses within the European Union (EU) after 1 January 2016, the invoices should be gathered and sent to our office as soon as possible in order to meet the June 2017 VAT filing deadline.
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February 7, 2017
The Romanian government decreases standard VAT rate once more on 1 January 2017

The Romanian Government has recognized a steady growth in the country and have therefore decided to once again cut its VAT rate on January 1, 2017 from 20% to 19%.
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January 26, 2017
New Italian VAT rules on short term house rentals

The Italian government has confirmed that North American companies offering online services for short-term house rentals are liable to charge VAT on their booking services.
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2016

October 12, 2016
The European Union calls the 160 Billion VAT Gap “unacceptable”

This year a study was conducted by the EU commission providing an estimate of revenue loss to fraud among the EU countries, also called the VAT Gap – the difference between expected VAT revenues and VAT actually collected.
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October 10, 2016
Sweden introduces a reduced VAT rate on repairs and home services in order to manage consumption and help refugees

The Swedish government introduced a tax break from 25% to 12% for minor repair work on clothing, shoes, bicycles, household appliances and leather goods.
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June 27, 2016
The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, Thursday, June 23, 2016

Britain has voted in a referendum to exit the European Union, also referred to as ‘BREXIT’.
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June 20, 2016
The Danish Tax Authorities are closely following the footsteps of the German Tax Authorities

Several U.S. companies doing business within Germany have indicated that they have been contacted by the German tax authorities, and now the Danish tax authorities are doing the same.
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June 10, 2016
New VAT rules when registering for VAT in Norway

In previous years Norway required North American companies to appoint a fiscal representative when registering for VAT in Norway.
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May 25, 2016
Greece increases their standard VAT rate from 23% to 24%

The Greek government decided to raise their standard VAT rate from 23% to 24%.
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April 11, 2016
Euro VAT Refund, Inc. is listed on U.S. Commercial Services website as Business Service Provider to the European Union

Euro VAT Refund, Inc. is now listed as a Business Service Provider to the European Union on U.S. Commercial Services website export.gov - Please feel free to visit our listing under "Accounting, Auditing and Tax Services"

April 8, 2016
New stricter VAT rules for North American companies selling online to customers in Europe

The United Kingdom (UK) has realized that many North American companies are not following the local VAT regulations when selling goods in the UK via online marketplaces.
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January 14, 2016
VAT Refund Possibilities when attending Hannover Fair in Germany, April 2016

For the first time in history, the US will be the official partner country of the Hannover Messe in Germany, April 25-29, 2016.
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January 4, 2016
Austria increases their reduced VAT (MWST) rate from 10% to 13% this month

The Austrian government has decided to increase their reduced VAT (MWST) rate from 10% to 13% on January 1, 2016.
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January 4, 2016
The Romanian government decreases standard VAT rate on January 1, 2016

The Romanian government has decided to decrease their standard VAT rate from 24% to 20% on January 1, 2016.
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January 4, 2016
Italy increases standard VAT rate on January 1, 2017

The Italian government has decided to increase their standard VAT rate from 22% to 24% starting January 1, 2017.
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January 4, 2016
New VAT rules when arranging conferences in Switzerland

In previous years Switzerland did not require North American companies to register for VAT when arranging events within Switzerland where there is an attendee fee charged.
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