The European Commission has postponed the implementation date of the VAT e-commerce package to 1 July 2021.
Starting January 1, 2019, Russian tax authorities will require foreign B2B electronic services providers selling to businesses in Russia to register for and collect VAT and make payments to local authorities. The new rules are in Russia’s federal law 335-FZ, “On Amending Part I and Part II of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation and Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation,” passed in 2018.
Starting January 2020, Singapore will make cross-border digital service supplies subject to Singapore GST.
Canada’s goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax is required when a non-resident company makes supplies (or sales) in Canada while carrying on business in the country.
The Italian government has introduced mandatory B2B e-invoicing.
Effective July 1, 2018, Australia’s goods and services tax (GST) will apply to goods that have a customs value of AUD1,000 or less.
Brazil has made changes to its ISS tax regime.
Italy has introduced new indirect tax reporting requirements from January 1, 2017, onwards and also abolished some compliance filings.
On August 3, 2016, the upper house of India's parliament passed the country's Goods and Services Tax Bill, paving the way for the implementation of GST in India.
India has introduced a new tax levy this month that aims to tackle the revenue lost to non-resident service providers such as Google and Facebook. The "equalization levy" will be withheld from Indian residents that have engaged with a non-resident entity for digital services.
In 2008 China began to reform indirect taxes to alter the bias between production and service industries. In a recent announcement, China’s Premier Li Keqiang stated that the final phase of the VAT reform would commence on May 1.
At the end of August, the UAE’s Ministry of Finance released an official statement on progress regarding the introduction of corporate tax and value added tax (VAT). The statement confirms that the UAEis committed to launching direct and indirect tax regimes.