VATLife Interview: Gill Hunter

Appeals processes are an important part of the world of tax, but are complex and often poorly understood. This quarter we thought we’d shine a light on this area by inviting Gill Hunter to answer a few questions. Gill sits on the judgment panel for First Tier Tax Tribunals in the UK, which are the…

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VAT Roundup

New Rules for Digital Sellers in the US… Change is in the offing for sellers of digital downloads into the USA. Many US states levy sales taxes on digital products such as software, videos, and games. Some have sought to implement an equivalent of the EU VOES system and force out-of-state retailers selling downloads into…

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VAT updates from across the globe

Colombia VAT on e-services July 2018 Colombia has imposed VAT on electronic services to their consumers by non-resident providers, which will come into effect on 1 July 2018. The national tax and customs authority, DIAN (Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales) requires foreign providers to VAT register. DIAN also require the reporting of any income…

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VAT Latest News

Switzerland:  VAT rate reduced The Swiss tax office will be reducing their VAT rates with effect from 1st January 2018.  The normal VAT rate will be reduced to 7.7% and the special rate for accommodation will be 3.7%.  The reduced rate of 2.5% will remain unchanged. Norway: Translations required The Norwegian Tax Office has requested…

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VAT Q&A

We will try every issue to have a Q&A session with someone in an interesting VAT-related field. We are kicking off with Alex Mann, who is an indirect tax recruitment consultant with Harvey John, who will be telling us something about the indirect tax jobs market. What is the funniest/oddest thing that has happened to you in your career? When…

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