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Webinar | E-Commerce: new EU VAT rules for B2C distance sales of goods and services will come into force on July 1, 2021

A major VAT reform is coming in effect on July 1, 2021 in the Member States of the European Union. Companies providing certain services or deliveries of goods to private individuals located in the EU Member States, will be able to register at the VAT Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) in a single EU Member State, where they can declare and pay VAT on all of their sales in EU Member States. Read more

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Principle of continuity for unfinished operations between the eu and the uk at the end of 2020

Continuity principle for unfinished operations between eu and uk (at the end of 2020)

The transitional period, which began on February 1, 2020, which extended the tax effects of Brexit to January 1, 2021, ended on December 31, 2020.

According to the provisions of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the Unique Market and the Customs Union of the EU and will become, in effect, for the purposes of VAT, a “third country”. Read more

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France: Simplification of formalities related to distance sales (B2C) of excise products from January 1, 2020

Finance Law No. 2019-1479 of December 28, 2019 for 2020 has simplified the formalities relating to distance sales of products subject to excise duty.

This provision covers the sales of excise products already released for consumption in a Member State of the European Union and sent directly or indirectly by a supplier not established in France to be delivered to individuals residing in France (B2C). Read more

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Brexit and EORI numbers applications made in Germany

As it stands, the date on which Great Britain leaves the EU has been put back to 31 October 2019. Should the British parliament agree to the deal negotiated with the EU, an earlier exit is possible. However, if this is not the case Great Britain will leave the EU without a deal and the consequences of a “no deal” Brexit will come into effect on 1 November 2019. Read more

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Summary of the recent VAT changes in Cyprus

This newsletter briefly outlines both shortly expected and recently adopted VAT changes in Cyprus, starting with the changes triggered by amendments in the main EU VAT Directive, which Member States are required to implement, then followed by specific local amendments in the VAT law or the practice of the Tax Department, as well as recently issued clarifications on certain topics. Read more

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New EU laws – on digital content and on the sales of goods to be approved

New rules to better protect consumers whether they buy a product over the internet, in a local store or download music or games were approved by Parliament on Tuesday.

The new EU laws – on digital content and on the sales of goods – harmonise key contractual rights, such as the remedies available to consumers and the ways to use those remedies. They are part of the Digital Single Market strategy, which aims to ensure better access for consumers and businesses to online goods and services across Europe.

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