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Tax Alert- Filing your first VAT Return

7 April 2019
Tax alert- filing your first vat return- april 2019

International VAT Update: February 2019

12 February 2019
Breaking VAT news from RSM's experts around the world, including updates from  the European Union, United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands and the United States.

Impact of VAT on the Industrial Sector

18 October 2018
Industry Overview1

Impact of VAT on Logistics and Transport

17 October 2018
Industry Overview1

Impact of VAT on Retail

17 October 2018
Retail Industry Overview1

Bahrain Issues VAT Law Effective 1 January 2019

9 October 2018
Bahrain has approved the decree law on value added tax (VAT) due to come into effect on 1 January 2019 at the rate of 5%.

International VAT Update: August 2018

17 September 2018
Breaking VAT news from RSM's experts around the world, including updates from  Belgium, Poland, United Kingdom, France, United States and Germany   BELGIUM Option to tax being introduced on B2B Property leasing

International VAT Update: June 2018

12 June 2018
Breaking VAT news from RSM's experts around the world, including updates from Portugal, Norway, UK, Italy, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia.

VAT in Bahrain and Other GCC Countries

13 February 2018
The Unified Gulf Cooperation Council Value Added Tax framework agreement was released on 3 May 2017 Member states are expected to pass their individual laws relating to VAT. UAE and KSA planned to implement VAT in their countries by the first quarter of 2018. Other GCC countries are expected to implement VAT by January 2019.

Excise Tax on selected items to come into effect early 2018

24 December 2017
The Minister of Finance, Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, announced that the Excise Tax on Selected Items Law would come in force early 2018. As stated in the law, the tax rate will be 100% for tobacco and energy drinks, and 50% for soft drinks.

International VAT Update - November 2017

14 November 2017
Breaking VAT news from around the world, including updates from the European Union, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Ireland, Norway and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Indirect Tax Update - January 2017

2 February 2017
Breaking news from the RSM Indirect Tax Group, including updates from the GCC, EU, Netherlands, Hungary and China. Download here or read below.

Indirect Tax Update - April 2016

18 August 2016
Breaking news from the RSM EU VAT Group, including updates from the European Union, UK, Belgium, Netherlands and China.

Indirect Tax Update - February 2016

16 March 2016
This edition of RSM's EU VAT Group's Indirect Tax Update includes Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy and the UK.   Netherlands Proposed changes in treatment of long term property lease (sale and lease-back)

BEPS - The calm before the storm

16 March 2016
In October 2015, two and a half years of frenetic activity culminated in the release of the final reports of the G20/OECD ‘Action Plan’. These outline the changes necessary to make the international tax framework ‘fit for purpose’ in the digital age.

European Commission presents anti-tax avoidance package

16 March 2016
On 28 January 2016, the European Commission (EC) presented its EU Anti- tax Avoidance Directive, a constituent part of the EC’s Anti- Tax Avoidance Package (ATAP ) which increases tax transparency  and makes for fairer, simpler and more effective corporate taxation in the EU.

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