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GlobeSearch is where we provide you with access to comprehensive, business critical information on VAT/GST rates, rules and requirements in over 80 countries, across six continents: Europe (including all 28 EU member states), North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. All information is regularly updated by PwC VAT/GST specialists who reside in the countries and is accompanied by extensive supporting documentation such as copies of return forms, links to useful websites (e.g. tax authority websites) and more.



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New & Noteworthy

Marketplaces, online sellers, distance sellers and MOSS users - watch this space!

  • 06 January 2020

The EU 2015 changes on B2C supply of services (telecom, broadcasting and e-services) and the introduction of the Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) marked a major development in the area of VAT and e-commerce. The e-Commerce VAT package, adopted by the ECOFIN Council on 5 December 2017, picked up on these developments to introduce additional simplification measures for intra-EU sales of electronic services from 2019 onwards, and by 2021 will extend the Mini One-Stop Shop to a One Stop Shop to deal with distance sales of goods to EU consumers. Furthermore, new rules for electronic interfaces such as marketplaces or platforms are introduced, which deem them for VAT purposes (in certain scenarios) to be the supplier of goods sold to customers in the EU, and make them collect and pay the VAT on these sales. In December 2018, detailed implementation rules were published by the Commission in a 'Proposal for a Council Implementing Regulation' and a ‘Proposal for a Council Directive’ which were agreed at a political level at the March 2019 ECOFIN meeting. Both legal texts were formally adopted on 21 November 2019. And in a related move, the EU Council reached political agreement in November 2019 on a set of exchange of payment data rules giving Member States the right to access information collected by payment service providers, such as banks and payment institutions, with a view to assisting in the identification of online VAT fraud. These new rules are due to take effect from 1 January 2024.