Inside Indirect Tax

A monthly publication featuring global indirect tax updates from around the world.

Kent Johnson

Kent Johnson

Partner in Charge, Indirect Tax practice, KPMG (US)

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KPMG knows how important it is to stay current on global indirect tax developments, especially in countries where you currently do business or are looking to expand. That's why we developed Inside Indirect Tax: Global Updates from a U.S. Perspective.

Focusing on major indirect tax developments beyond U.S. borders,Inside Indirect Tax is designed for U.S.-headquartered tax professionals whose companies do business outside the United States.

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  • Global rate changes in Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Poland and Turkey
  • Indirect tax updates in the Americas
    • United States: Court affirms decision requiring online retailer to collect local tax in Louisiana on marketplace sales
    • Argentina: Temporary duty on exports of services introduced
    • Mexico: Tax incentive for Mexican northern border region introduced
  • Indirect tax updates in Europe, Middle East, and Africa
    • Czech Republic: Proposed amendments to VAT law
    • European Union: Digital services tax update
    • European Union: VAT committee working papers
    • European Union: Proposed technical clarificaations to VAT e-commerce package
    • European Union: Proposal to introduce data reporting obligation for payment service providers
    • European Union: Member states may require giving notice to debtor before performing an adjustment for bad debt
    • European Union: Travel agent mechanism applies to mere resale of accommodations
    • European Union: VAT on margin due when travel agents receive advance payments
    • European Union: Leasing of all elements constituting a business does not qualify as a transfer of business as a going concern
    • Italy: Digital services tax to be introduced
    • Netherlands: Dutch court broadens scope of VAT exemptions applicable to management of special investment funds
    • United Kingdom: Tax authority may not assess taxpayers that based VAT treatment on HMRC guidance
    • United Kingdom: Guidance on VAT treatment of retained payments and deposits
    • United Kingdom: Guidance on VAT refund claims by non-EU businesses
    • United Kingdom: Update on making tax digital implementation
    • United Kingdom: Vendors of low value goods required to register for VAT in case of no deal Brexit
  • Indirect tax updates in Asia Pacific 
    • India: Overview of recently published GST guidance
    • India: GST council recommends GST amendments
    • New Zealand: Legislation applying GST on low value imports effective October 1, 2019 introduced
  • Trade & Customs
    • European Union: Trade agreement with Japan
  • Additional developments covered in brief -  Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Brazil, Ecuador, European Union, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, OECD, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

Inside Indirect Tax - February 2019

Global indirect tax changes and trends

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