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  • How to pay Portuguese VAT from abroad

    The Portuguese authorities published guidelines on how to make VAT payments from a foreign bank account . These guidelines area important for foreign businesses registered for VAT in Portugal. Going forward, in addition to the payment reference, you should also include your VAT number.

    Portugal has a unique system to pay VAT. Once you submit your VAT return, in addition to the submission receipt, you will get a payment form with a long number that you must use as reference in your bank transfer. The problem with foreign banks is that references are not always communicated in standard format, hence the authorities...

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    By Marosa EU VAT Portugal Published 20/06/2017 09:11

    Late for Spanish SII? Here is the interim solution

    Marosa developped a solution to comply with the Spanish SII during those first weeks of July in which your ERP system is not yet ready.

    Despite announcements to postpone the deadline , the authorities decided to keep 1 July as the only due date for businesses to start reporting automatic data from their systems to the tax authorities´ database. Many companies need to coordinate diverse teams in different countries, hence increasing the length of this project and requiring longer time to implement changes.

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    At Marosa we developed an interim solution for all those...

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    By Marosa EU VAT Spain Published 19/06/2017 19:12

    Dutch reverse charge on telecommunication services

    As from 1 June 2017, reverse charge applies on certain telecommunication services in The Netherlands.

    Following an increase of carousel fraud in this sector, the authorities introduced reverse charge in telecommunications services to prevent foreign businesses from buying and reselling these services to intermediary companies. Reverse charge will not apply on sales to end consumers.

    These changes apply with retroactive effect to 1 June 2017. Even when the service was supplied before 1 June but the invoice was issued any time after this date, reverse charge will still apply.

    Domestic reverse charge...

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    By Marosa EU VAT The Netherlands Published 19/06/2017 18:57

    New French VAT form

    French tax authorities have updated the VAT form to include one more line (line number 5A) where distance sales of goods taxed in France as country of origin must be reported.

    All VAT returns are prepared and submitted electronically in France, so there are no actions required from these changes other than completing this box in case you carry out distance sales dispatched from France and subject to French VAT.

    These changes are important for French distance sellers and for non-French companies with an Amazon FBA warehouse in France. These businesses should use this box for all sales taxable in France where...

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    By Marosa EU VAT France Published 19/06/2017 18:56

    Hungarian real-time reporting postponed

    Hungary postponed the date in which real-time invoice reporting will enter into force from 1 July 2017 to 1 July 2018. This extension gives an additional 12-month period for businesses to adapt their ERP systems to new IT requirements of the Hungarian tax authorities.

    According to the new rules and as explained in our previous article , companies will need to send each invoice for approval of the tax authorities before it is sent to the client. The authorities will respond with an approval code that will be stated on the invoice.

    The threshold for the invoices pre-approval applies only where the VAT amount...

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    By Marosa EU VAT Hungary Published 19/06/2017 18:41
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