VAT news tagged as "B2C"

Europe

EU introduces B2C e-services foreign VAT threshold

August 21st, 2018

Member states of the European Union have been updating their VAT laws to introduce simplified B2C electronic services foreign VAT thresholds. From 1 January 2019, small providers of digital services will be able to charge the VAT of their home country on sales to other EU states’ consumers below a threshold of €10,000 per annum. …


Quebec

Canada Quebec B2C digital services sales tax

March 30th, 2018

Quebec is to become the first Canadian province to levy its consumption tax, Quebec Sales Tax (QST),  on non-resident providers of digital services to Quebec-resident consumers. This measure is targeting foreign digital services providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple Music and Skype. QST is currently levied at 9.975%. In September 2017, the Canadian federal government …


South Africa

South Africa updates e-services VAT

February 28th, 2018

South Africa has issued a draft update of the definition of digital services for VAT purposes. Since June 2014, non-resident providers of electronic services have been liable to register and charge South African VAT on B2C and B2B transactions. The latter is unusual – most countries do not require a registration for business-to-business supplies; instead …


Singapore

Singapore GST on digital services 2020

February 25th, 2018

Singapore confirmed in today’s 2018 budget that it will subject supplies of B2C digital services from non-resident suppliers to 7% GST. The new charge will apply to downloads of apps, software, games, music, videos and streaming versions of the same.  There will be an annual GST registration threshold of S$100,000. It is anticipated that only …


Turkey

Turkey VAT on foreign B2C digital services

December 30th, 2017

Turkey is to require non-resident providers of digital services to VAT register and charge tax on sales to local consumers from 1 January 2018. The new law was published by the Revenue Administration in General Communique No 17 to the VAT Law. It covers the following matters: Definition of digital services VAT return requirements – …


Taiwan

Taiwan VAT B2C e-services May 2017

March 29th, 2017

Taiwan has confirmed that it will begin to levy 5% VAT on electronic services provided to consumers by foreign providers.  This brings the country into line with similar measures by Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea and the EU. Key features of the new requirements for charges made by non-resident providers of e-books, streaming …


India

India 15% Service Tax on foreign e-services

November 17th, 2016

India is to impose 15% Service Tax on electronic services sold to Indian consumers by non-resident providers from 1 December 2016. Currently, only resident providers of such digital service are liable to the consumption tax. The taxable services include: streaming or downloads of music, video and games; e-books; cloud-based software; online advertising; subscription to membership …


New Zealand

New Zealand GST price rises e-services

October 5th, 2016

From 1 October 2016, non-resident providers of e-services to consumers resident in New Zealand are required to charge GST at 15%. An immediate outcome is a rise in the prices of these types of services, which includes fees for: streaming films, TV, music and games; e-books; membership to online clubs; software; and apps.  Netflix, for …


Italy

Italy confirms Pescara MOSS office

July 27th, 2016

Italy confirmed yesterday that its Pescara VAT office is responsible for the processing of MOSS VAT registrations and returns. All Italian firms providing e-serivces to Italian and other EU consumers should file their Mini One-Stop-Shop digital services returns at Pescara. Non-EU companies choosing Italy as their single registration country should contact Pescara too. The MOSS …


Australia

Australia drops low-value goods GST relief

May 6th, 2016

Australia is to withdraw the AUD 1,000 GST free threshold on the import of goods. The relief enabled consumers to buy goods from major online retailers without the 10% GST that domestic platforms had to charge them. Any foreign supplier of B2C goods will have to GST register for sales of low-value goods if their …