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  • VAT recovery in Finland. New guidelines on certain expenses

    The tax authorities published guidelines on VAT recovery in Finland regarding marketing and entertainment expenses. As a general rule, input VAT on marketing expenses is deductible in Finland. However, VAT incurred on entertainment expenses is not deductible.   These guidelines, published in Swedish and Finnish, provide more details about the differences between entertainment and marketing expenses, including examples and clear explanations about these differences. You can download the guidelines from the website of the Finnish tax authorities.    Recovering VAT...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 08/05/2018 14:34
  • Finland postpones accounting for import VAT

    As from last January, import VAT in Finland is reverse charged in the VAT return instead of pre-paid at customs. As a general rule, most countries require VAT to be paid at Customs before goods coming from a non-EU country that qualify as imports enter the EU territory. This VAT will be paid together with customs duties and tariffs, which are not deductible. Once the importer submits the VAT return, import VAT would be deducted and only when the amount...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 08/05/2018 14:25
  • Finnish cash accounting introduced with the 2017 Budget Law

    This month the Finnish government published the 2017 budget law with important changes to value added tax. As from next year, the Finnish tax authorities will allow cash accounting for small enterprises established in Finland. The turnover of these companies must not exceed €500,000. There are however further conditions about this regime such as application process and time requirements which still need to be published by the authorities. Where the cash accounting regime applies, businesses issuing an invoice do not...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 29/04/2018 14:17
  • Finnish postponed import VAT Accounting

    As from last January, import VAT in Finland is reverse charged in the VAT return instead of being pre-paid at Customs. As a general rule, most countries require VAT to be paid at Customs before goods coming from a non-EU country that qualifies as imports enter the EU territory. This VAT will be paid together with customs duties and tariffs, which are not deductible. Once the importer submits the VAT return, import VAT would be deducted and only when the...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 07/03/2018 9:33
  • New official guidelines on Finnish VAT deduction

    The Finnish tax authorities published guidelines on deduction of VAT on marketing and entertainment expenses. As a general rule, input VAT on marketing expenses is deductible in Finland, however, VAT incurred on entertainment expenses is not deductible. These guidelines, published in Swedish and Finnish, provide more details about the differences between entertainment and marketing expenses, including examples and clear explanations about these differences. You can download the guidelines from the website of the Finnish tax authorities. Recovering VAT is generally...
    • By Marosa VAT
    • Published 06/03/2018 18:48