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Ukraine - VAT Exemption Threshold Amended

Ukraine has amended the customs and VAT exemption threshold for imported goods purchased online. Under current rules, imported goods are exempt from customs duty and VAT as long as the aggregate value of the goods does not exceed EUR 150 per month.

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Germany - Online Platform VAT Liability Approved

Further to a recent post, we can bring you news that the German Federal Cabinet has announced its approval of the draft law. This would make online platforms like Amazon and eBay jointly liable for the VAT obligations of sellers using such platforms to sell into Germany.

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Bulgaria - Self-Invoicing in Different EU Member States

The National Revenue Agency in Bulgaria has recently confirmed that self-billing is acceptable when both the supplier and customer are established in two distinct EU Member States.

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Romania - VAT Rate Cut Postponed?

Further to the report we brought you back in February, it is now being reported that the Romanian government is considering postponing the VAT rate cut from 19% to 18%, which, according to the governing program, was supposed to be implemented on 1 January 2019.

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Uruguay - Digital Services VAT

The Uruguayan tax authority recently confirmed in Decree 144/018 that VAT is applicable on the sale of digital services - provided through the internet, technological platforms, computer applications, or similar means - to consumers by non-resident businesses.

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USA - Economic Nexus Updates

Following on from the recent landmark US Supreme Court decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case a number of states have announced plans that will require remote sellers to collect sales tax even if they do not have a physical presence.

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India - Further GST Updates

In the 28th and latest meeting of India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council the previously approved basic simplification proposals have been elaborated upon and clarified.

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Russia - VAT Rate Increase Confirmed

Further to a previous bulletin concerning a draft proposal, 24 July 2018 saw the Russian State Duma (parliament) approve the raising of the standard VAT rate to 20%, up from the previous level of 18%.

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UAE - VAT Invoice Exchange Rate Guidance

Following a further clarification by the UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) it is possible that a number of businesses may need to reissue tax invoices for payments received in foreign currency.

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UK - Making Tax Digital Update

HMRC have provided updates in the last week on the progress of the implementation of Making Tax Digital (MTD) on 1 April 2019. This includes the news that 35 software suppliers have said they will have software ready during the first phase of the pilot, during which HMRC is testing the service with small numbers of invited businesses and agents

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