VAT news tagged as "e-services"

Worldwide

Global VAT changes 1 July 2018

July 1st, 2018

Below is a summary of major VAT and GST changes that come into effect on 1 July 2018: Australia drops GST-free levy on small goods, and requires non-resident e-commerce companies to register if over the threshold of AU$ 75,000 per annum Bahamas raises VAT to 12% The introduction of Polish Split Payments Hungary introduces live …


Singapore

Singapore GST on foreign e-services Jan 2020

June 13th, 2018

Singapore has updated its plans to levy its 7% Goods & Services Tax on B2B digital services provided by non-residents to consumers from 1 January 2020. This includes providers such as Airbnb, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Apple Music and other streaming media, gaming and app providers The city-state has confirmed that B2B transactions from foreign companies will …


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 …


Czech Republic

Czech VAT 2019 update

February 27th, 2018

The following amendments to the Czech VAT have been proposed from January 2019: Adoption on new EU rules for the VAT treatment of vouchers. This includes the treatment of single use vouchers as being similar to advance payments with VAT due at payment. This contrast with multi-purpose vouchers, which may be potentially used at different stores …


Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico e-services VAT

August 16th, 2017

Puerto Rico is considering introducing 15% VAT on the provision of electronic services, including streaming/downloads of games, music etc, e-books, online software, apps and member websites.  This would include foreign providers of such services, including iTunes, Google Play, Netflix, HBO and Spotify. Puerto Rico has struggled to manage its state deficit, and has attempted to replace …


Taiwan

Taiwan B2C foreign e-services

August 11th, 2017

Taiwan has confirmed that the Value Added Tax registration threshold for non-resident suppliers of electronic services to consumers is Taiwanese $480,000 per annum. Since 1 May 2017, foreign providers have been required to charge VAT at 5% on the provision to non-VAT registered buyers of online games, videos, music, e-books, newspapers/journals, apps, membership websites, software …


Singapore

Singapore 7% GST e-services review

July 19th, 2017

Singapore is reviewing introducing the obligation for non-resident providers of goods and electronic services consumers to charge 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST). GST is now the country’s second major tax, and there has been an increasing reliance on indirect taxes.  In line with this, the government is eager to ensure the burgeoning e-commerce market …


Thailand

Thailand foreign e-services 5% VAT

July 11th, 2017

Thailand has proposed introducing 5% VAT on all non-resident e-services providers selling to local consumers.  This would include eliminating the existing annual threshold of baht1,500. In a public consultation, closing this week, the Thai tax authorities are requesting feedback on indirect taxation on foreign sellers of e-books, streaming media, online journals, SaaS services and apps.  …