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Existing client offer only – VAT registration in Sweden

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Date21 Oct 2020
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Recently Amazon announced that they are targeting Northern Europe and following on from that an Amazon marketplace in Sweden within the next year. Currently, Swedish customers are directed to the German website via the amazon.se domain – and the option of having goods delivered to Sweden. With this in mind, it is a good time...
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Existing client offer only – VAT registration in the Netherlands

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Date25 Sep 2020
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Amazon has stormed the Dutch market in 2020, with the e-Commerce giant pleased to offer both large and small Dutch companies the opportunity to sell on Amazon.nl. The advantages are two-fold: it will increase the offer for Dutch consumers and the reach – at home and abroad – for Dutch retailers. With this in mind,...
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Amazon announces own marketplace for Sweden

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Date19 Aug 2020
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Amazon wants to conquer more and more new markets: Following the recent opening of its own Dutch marketplace, the online giant is now targeting the European North. Amazon has now announced the launch of its own Amazon portal for Sweden and has begun preparations, reports Reuters. So far, Swedish customers have been directed to the...
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Amazon: Retailers with sales in Austria must define VAT ID

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Date18 Aug 2020
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After many, many years within a grey area, during which online marketplaces could operate and manage as they wished largely unhindered, they are now increasingly being brought on board. This ranges from the disclosure of rankings and control obligations to co-responsibility for tax offences. In Germany, a liability regulation for online marketplaces has been in...
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Brexit: Amazon announces changes to FBA and EFN

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Date04 Aug 2020
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The United Kingdom will inevitably leave the European Union on 1st January 2021 after the option of an extension of the deadline has not been chosen. The precise nature of future relations and whether tariffs will be applied in the future are still being negotiated. What is clear, however, is that from 2021 there will...
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Hungary has introduced a VAT cut for internet access

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Date12 Feb 2018
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Hungary has confirmed the plans to cut the value-added tax rate on internet access services to 5%. This move comes notwithstanding the fact that the measure could be in breach of EU law, as such services are not included in Annex III of the EU VAT Directive, which sets out a preventive list of those...
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Bulgaria increases there Intrastat Reporting Threshold in 2018

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Date08 Feb 2018
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Bulgaria as of the 1st January, 2018 increased the ‘Intrastat Reporting Thresholds’ for both arrivals and dispatches. Arrivals threshold will be greater than before, increasing from BGN 410,000.00 to BGN 430,000.00 (approximately €220,000.00), with dispatches threshold being increased from BGN 240,000.00 to BGN 260,000.00 (approximately €133,000.00). Additionally, the statistical thresholds will also be raised. This...
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Portugal’s February Tax Dates

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Date07 Feb 2018
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Conceito our Portuguese amavat® Partner Firm has put together an English document with generic* information regarding Portugal’s ‘Tax Calendar’ for February 2018. (also available in Portuguese below) Click here for English version Click here for Portuguese version *might not be applicable to your organisation amavat® provides a one-stop-shop solution for VAT Compliance within Europe. We...
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The EU Council issues its VAT priorities for 2018

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Date07 Feb 2018
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The Presidency of the Council of the EU, which is held in Bulgaria for the first half of 2018, has issued its priorities for indirect tax. These comprise of: Implementing the Norwegian agreement on administrative co-operation on VAT; Approving a long-term minimum standard VAT rate for all Member States; Settlement on the four simplifications for...
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