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  • Denmark increases control on distance sellers

    As part of the initiatives to reduce VAT fraud in the online environment, the Danish tax authorities introduced a number of changes and additional controls on businesses selling goods and services over the internet. As from 1 January 2016, the authorities can request further information on transactions with foreign suppliers within the e-commerce industry. E-commerce businesses are subject to an increasing control by the tax authorities accross Europe. UK has just announced additional compliance measures for companies selling goods through the...
  • Austrian invoices issued by distance sellers

    Businesses selling goods to a private individual in Austria from another Member State must issue a compliant invoice according to Austrian invoicing rules when the value of sales in Austria exceeds the distance selling threshold. This requirement applies from 1 January 2016. Despite the harmonization of VAT rules in the EU for distance sellers, there are a number of differences that make it difficult for e-commerce businesses to ensure compliance around Europe. The reporting requirements (eg Intrastat or not, ECSPL...