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  • Estonia updates VAT registration threshold

    The Estonian government has sent to Parliament a proposal to increase the annual registration threshold from €16,000 to €40,000. This threshold is expected to be approved in the coming weeks and become effective as from 1 January 2017.

    Registration thresholds allow small businesses to avoid charging VAT on their sales, they also waive the obligation to submit VAT returns and keep separate VAT accounting. Deduction of input VAT is not allowed for these small businesses.  Registration thresholds in the EU only apply to local established companies. Non-established companies must register...

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    By Marosa EU VAT Estonia Published 31/08/2016 14:28

    New registration threshold in Estonia

    The Estonian government has sent to Parliament a proposal to increase the annual registration threshold from €16,000 to €40,000. This threshold is expected to be approved in the coming weeks and become effective as from 1 January 2017.

    Registration thresholds allow small businesses to avoid charging VAT on their sales, they also waive the obligation to submit VAT returns and keep separate VAT accounting. Deduction of input VAT is not allowed for these small businesses.  Registration thresholds in the EU only apply to local established companies. Non-established companies must register...

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    By Marosa EU VAT Estonia Published 31/08/2016 13:43

    Tax point changes on continuous supplies in Estonia

    Where a service is supplied on a periodic basis and there are no prepayments made within those periods, the tax point occurs at the end of each calendar year. Tax point rules on continuous supplies are important for businesses providing rental services, leasing services or continuous supplies of products such as gas or electricity. If you are a business in this industry, we suggest double checking the tax point and invoice rules in each country as there are significant differences in each VAT law....

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    By Marosa EU VAT Estonia Published 22/03/2016 19:12

    Estonia introduces postponed accounting of import VAT

    Estonia has joined the club of countries allowing import VAT to be reported in the VAT return. There are a number of conditions to be met to apply the postponed accounting and these should be kept for a minimum period of six consecutive months after the simplification has been granted.

    Import VAT is general paid upon importation. However, most countries allow simplifications on this requirement such as deferring the payment to a later stage (import VAT deferral) or reporting the import VAT as due and deductible in the periodic VAT return (postponed accounting of import VAT).

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    By Marosa EU VAT Estonia Published 22/03/2016 19:11

    New registration threshold in Estonia

    Estonia has raised the VAT registration threshold for small businesses from 16,000€ to 25,000€ per year.

    Registration thresholds are intended to reduce compliance costs of small established businesses. They do not apply to non-established companies. UK was the last country to remove this threshold for non-established businesses in December 2012.

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    By Marosa EU VAT Estonia Published 26/02/2016 09:05
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