The Cyprus Tax Department has announced that from May 2, 2017, periodic VAT returns (Form 4) must be submitted electronically through the TAXISnet system. The announcement stresses that the TAXISnet system for indirect tax is separate from the TAXISnet system for income tax, and requires a separate request for access.
Latvia: VAT Law Amendments Go Into Effect
Latvia has adopted several amendments to its VAT Act. Included among these amendments are adjustments to th...
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