Following BREXIT, Great Britain (England, Wales, Scotland, Jersey and Guernsey) is no longer part of the European Union and the VAT directives are therefore no longer applicable. In 2021, a transition period was in place. Companies were still liable to pay INTRASTAT on entry into the UK for importing goods from the EU. On the...
Until September 30th 2021, a 5% VAT rate had been applied to hospitality services (provision of sleeping accommodation in hotels, hostels, etc.) in order to boost the hotel industry economy following the impact of the health crisis (COVID-19). Since 30th September 2021 and until 31st March 2022 a reduced VAT rate of 12.5% applies to...
As of 1st January 2021, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union. From now on, the European Commission’s database (VIES) will no longer be able to check GB VAT numbers. GB numbers can now be checked on the gov.uk website.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs ( HMRC) has published INTRASTAT reporting requirements for 2021 on the “UK trade info“ website. In practice: Businesses exceeding the £1500,000 threshold for import of goods into the UK (including Northern Ireland) from the EU will have to file INTRASTAT returns in 2021. Companies will no longer have to file...
The HMRC Making Tax Digital Policy team have provided clarification on the use of Box 8 on the UK VAT return after 1st January 2021. Until now it has been used for sales of goods to customers in other EU member states and from 1st January 2021 it will be used for the movement of...
Following the proposal of the EU Council to authorise Member States to reduce the VAT rate on electronic publications to bring it in line with the rate its print equivalents, the UK had taken the decision to reduce the rate from 20% to 0% from1st December 2020. However, due to the current health crisis (covid-19),...
The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer had announced the following regarding UK VAT: No more tax on electronic books and publications: e-books, e-newspapers, e-magazines, academic e-journals . This measure was to come into force on 1st December 2020. However, due to the current health crisis (covid-19), the date has been brought forward to 1st May...
HM Revenue & Customs – HMRC, has announced that UK companies will still be required to file INTRASTAT returns after BREXIT. The thresholds and deadlines for filing returns will remain unchanged. Consequently, the INTRASTAT return will be required in addition to the customs declaration. This obligation will no longer apply to companies established within the...
The reverse charge mechanism is not currently availale for the construction and building services sector. It was due to come into force on 01/10/2019 and has now been postponed until 1st October 2020. This mechanism will not be available for certain services. The following services are excluded: drilling for or extraction of oil or natural...
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