VAT news tagged as "Filings"


Switzerland electronic VAT filing

September 28th, 2015

Switzerland’s Federal Tax Authority has launched this month an online VAT filing portal for VAT registered domestic and non-resident VAT businesses. The new online facility is known as ESTV SuisseTax. To file online, tax payers of their tax agents / fiscal representatives need to be registered first. Registration may be in French, German, Italian or …


Italy Intrastat amendments

February 26th, 2015

The Italian customs office has updated the requirements for Intrastat reporting. From the start of 2015, for each cross-border movement of goods or services the only information required will be: The VAT number of the customer dispatching/acquiring the goods The value of the goods transmitted The country of the customer The ID of the goods …


Belgian VAT compliance update

November 8th, 2014

The new government has agreed on a range of Belgian VAT compliance issues. These include: From 2016, expenditure on improvements to homes will only benefit from the 6% reduced VAT rate is the property is at least 10 years old. Previously the minimum age of the property was 5 years of older. Implementation of the …


Slovenia VAT compliance update

November 4th, 2014

The Slovnian VAT authorities have introduced a range of measures to bring the local VAT law into line with the EU VAT Directive. These changes include: Introduction of the domestic reverse charge on carbon trading transactions as an anti-VAT fraud measure Updates on the 8th Directive VAT reclaims process A requirement for VAT registration by …


Germany stiffens VAT penalties

May 6th, 2014

The German Finance Minister agreed this week to impose tighter penalties where voluntary disclosure is involved. When companies detect errors in their German VAT returns, the will generally receive a much more lenient fines and interest penalties. Often, for relatively small amounts, and fine will be waived. The current German VAT penalty regime is as …

United Kingdom

UK raises 2014 Intrastat reporting thresholds

January 5th, 2014

The United Kingdom has updated the annual reporting thresholds for dispatches and arrivals of goods on Intrastat declarations from 1 January 2014. The thresholds will rise as follows: the arrivals’ (import of goods from other EU member states threshold will rise from GBP600,000 to GBP1,200,000 per annum; and the dispatches’ (exports to other EU member …