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    Russia plans to introduce a VAT scheme of online sellers of goods. The Association of Internet Companies in Russia has proposed the government to implement a scheme where foreign businesses selling goods online are subject to the same VAT rules as local businesses.

    Following this proposal, VAT on online sales of goods has been included in the list of areas to be developed in the fiscal policy that the Ministry of Finance will publish in the coming months. The changes announced are expected to enter into force between 2018 and 2019.

    Regarding e-services, the Russian Ministry of Finance has also published a new...

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    By Marosa EU VAT Russia Published 30/12/2016 10:53

    Faster Russian VAT refunds

    As from 1 January 2016, faster refunds are allowed for smaller businesses. The threshold to receive a VAT refund without an audit from the authorities has been reduced from 10 to 7 billion RUB of indirect taxes paid in the previous 3 calendar years.

    Russia is a difficult country to get your VAT back, with regular audits carried by law for small businesses. Also other European countries carry automatic audits when requesting a VAT refund. The rules, time limits and formalities to get a VAT refund in Europe change from country to country. For example, France requires an additional form to be filed with the VAT return,...

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    By Marosa EU VAT Russia Published 23/03/2016 11:00
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