Japan Increases their Standard JCT (VAT) Rate from 5% to 8%
The Japanese government has decided to increase their standard JCT (VAT) rate from 5% to 8% today, April 1, 2014. There might be an additional increase from 8% to 10% in October 2015.
The VAT Filing Deadline in Most of the European Countries is Approaching
If VAT has been paid on expenses within the European Union (EU) after January 1, 2013, the invoices should be gathered and sent to our office before May 1, 2014 in order to meet the June 2014 VAT filing deadline. The filing preparation has to start as soon as possible due to the IRS certificate that has to be ordered which can take up to 3 months to receive. Please contact our office before May 1, 2014 if interested in proceeding with a VAT refund.
New Stricter Rules Related to Eligible VAT Invoices within the EU
New implemented rules within the EU means stricter requirements on eligible invoices accepted for VAT filings and refunds. Please contact our VAT experts for further information.
France Increases their Standard VAT Rate from 19.6% to 20%
The French government has confirmed that their standard VAT (TVA) rate will increase from 19.6% to 20% on January 1, 2014.
Denmark Will Increase Hotel VAT Refunds with 50% from January 1, 2014
Denmark will increase hotel VAT refunds starting January 1, 2014. Denmark will refund 75% of the hotel VAT, up from 50%. This will save business travelers who file VAT refunds an additional 6.25% of the hotel costs.
Euro VAT Refund, Inc. Receives the
"2013 World Trade Week Service to World Traders Award"
Euro VAT Refund, Inc. was selected by the Los Angeles Chambers Southern California World Trade Week Awards Committee to receive the "2013 World Trade Week Service to World Traders Award".
VAT Registration Required when Selling Goods Through Amazon in the EU
Several of our customers have indicated that Amazon within the EU will now
require all North American companies that are planning to sell goods through
Amazon in the EU to register for VAT before a contract is signed with any of the
Amazon websites within the EU. Please contact our VAT experts for further details.