VAT news tagged as "MOSS"


Germany stalls €7billion EU VAT E-Commerce Package

November 7th, 2017

Today’s monthly meeting of EU Finance Ministers, ECOFIN, failed to reach agreement on a proposed €7billion VAT E-commerce Package.  This included a plan to make the major international platforms (e.g. Amazon and eBay) potentially liable for VAT fraud by non-EU Sellers. The Package aims to boost member states’ tax receipts by an estimated €7 billion by …


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 …


Belarus VAT on e-Services 2017

July 20th, 2016

Belarus is introduce 20% VAT on the provision of electronic services to its consumers by foreign providers from 1 January 2017. The move follows similar plans by Russia. The new VAT will extend to fees from online gaming, apps, video or music streaming. Non-resident providers will have to VAT register with the Belarus authorities – …


EU VAT action plan

April 7th, 2016

The European Commission (‘EC’) today issued extensive reform proposals for the EU VAT regime, bringing together many long-standing ideas which will lead to further harmonisation of the tax system. It aims to: tackle €50 billion in EU VAT fraud which exploits the current cross-border treatment of transactions; give more freedom to member states to set reduced …


Israel VAT bill on foreign digital services

March 19th, 2016

The Israeli Tax Authority has issued its draft bill to tax foreign providers of digital services to consumers with 17% VAT. The new proposal will seek to tax income on services to Israeli consumers including: Streaming or downloads of music, films and games; E-books; Digital newspapers or journals; Online telephony; Betting; SaaS-based software services; Internet …

Russian Federation

Russia e-services VAT bill

March 7th, 2016

The Russian parliament, the Duma, passed the first reading of a bill to introduce 18% VAT on foreign providers of digital services to Russian consumers. This will include an obligation for foreign providers to register with the Russian authorities, and file regular returns. The bill shifts the place of supply of electronic supplies to Russian …