VAT news tagged as "Internet"

South Africa

South Africa details foreign electronic services to be subject to VAT

April 10th, 2014

As South Africa implements VAT on foreign supplies of electronic services to its consumers, the National Treasury has confirmed which services are affected by the changes. Gaming: electronic, internet and interactive games, including games of chance and gambling Online auctions Ebooks: including audio/visual variations On-line learning: education; tuition; webcasts etc for commercial purposes Subscriptions or …


Israel court says no VAT on foreign e-retailers

March 14th, 2014

Non-resident retailers of goods and digital services to Israeli consumers will remain outside of the Israeli VAT net. Non-resident e-commerce sellers VAT exempt The decision comes this week as the High Court struck down a petition from local online retailers that e-retailers based outside of Israeli were benefiting from the tax loop hole and not …


Canada reviews GST on foreign e-retailers

February 26th, 2014

Canada is joining Australia and Japan in considering subjecting non-resident online retailers to Canadian Goods & Services Tax. The Canadian authorities have opened a public consultation on the issue, inviting interested parties to comment on the financial and administrative issue that would arise from obliging non-Canadian resident e-retailers to register for GST (including HST and …


New Zealand joins Australia with review of GST on foreign internet purchases

October 4th, 2013

New Zealand is to review the exemption from its Goods & Sales Tax (GST) on online purchases by consumers from foreign websites.  Currently, there is an exemption of NZD 400 per transaction from GST and duties.  It is estimated that New Zealand is losing NZD 175m per annum because of the tax loophole. Australia is …