VAT news tagged as "e-retail"

United Kingdom

UK Parliament criticises slow progress on online VAT fraud

June 29th, 2018

Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has today highlighted ongoing weaknesses in HMRC’s fight against online retailers failing to properly declare and pay up to £1.5billion in VAT on sales on major marketplaces. Many of the fraudulent e-retailers originate from China. HMRC needs greater powers to break the stubborn levels of VAT fraud. They need the …


Thailand

Thailand VAT on foreign e-commerce

November 27th, 2017

Thailands Revenue Department has proposed extending the VAT on online non-resident sellers of goods to consumers.  Currently, there is an VAT exemption of 1,500 baht on any imports. The new liability would come into force from 1 January 2018. The measure is designed to equalise the tax treatment with Thailand-based e-retailers, and to prevent the domination …


Austria

Austrian hotel VAT rise delayed

October 8th, 2015

Plans to raise the Austrian VAT rate on accommodation services from 10% to 13% have been delayed until May 2016. The rise will also include charges for breakfast (which had been originally excluded from the change). Any accommodation provided as part of full board packages, including alcohol etc, would have to be split for VAT …