The first Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union have officially been scheduled for June 19. In preparation, the 27 remaining Member States have unanimously agreed on a set of guidelines that prioritize safeguarding the rights of EU citizens within the UK and obtaining a ‘single financial settlement’ for outstanding British contributions to common funds. Meanwhile, UK Conservatives are preparing for a June 8 special election – called in part to drum up support for the government’s negotiating position – by promising not to increase the rate of Value Added Tax after Brexit. This promise is part of a larger manifesto to keep taxes “as low as possible” and demonstrate “strong and stable leadership” during negotiations.
Germany Implements Simplified VAT Deduction for Low-Value Invoices
Germany has passed a new law, retroactively effective to January 1, 2017, to simplify input VAT deduction p...
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Bulgaria Changes Intrastat Reporting Thresholds for 2019
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Brazil Contemplating Tax Reform in 2019
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Venezuela Increases the Standard Rate of the VAT
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Poland Considers Dropping Periodic VAT Return
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Argentina Modifies the Invoicing requirement for Small Taxpayers
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South Africa Proposes Amendment to Change VAT Rate
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UK Publishes Additional Guidance for Making Tax Digital Initiative
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Panama Releases Roadmap for eInvoice
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Hungary Publishes Real Time Reporting Regulation
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European Council Clears Way for Italy e-Invoicing Requirement
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