Category Archives: HLB International Global Tax Updates

11 Sep

Combating VAT fraud in e-commerce in Germany

In August 2018, the Federal Government of Germany passed the bill to combat VAT fraud in trade in goods on the Internet. From January 2019 onwards, operators of electronic marketplaces should collect certain data from their retailers. Otherwise, operators are liable for unpaid sales tax from trading via their platform. Unregistered online retailers are threatened

17 Jul

Christiano Ronaldo Moves To Italy

The famous football player is entitled to apply for the “New Residents Flat Tax” As reported by the main international media, the Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro, aka CR7, is moving to Italy where he will play for the Juventus Football Club in Turin. It is one of the biggest deals in

15 Jul

The reform of dismissal rules in Italy

With the “Jobs Act”, the Italian government, in attempting to undertake structural reform to increase Italy’s long- term potential growth, has been given a mandate to introduce measures aimed to simplify and rationalise employment protection. The reform attempted to make the job market more flexible, primarily through the Decree No. 23/2015 (entered into force 7th

19 Jun

Major VAT Changes for UK Construction Services

The way in which VAT is charged on construction services in the UK will change in 2019, as a result of new anti-fraud rules. Around half of UK construction businesses are expected to be affected. Why are new rules needed? The UK VAT authority (HM Revenue and Customs or ‘HMRC’) believes £100m of revenue is

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