Monthly Archives: December 2013

Italy to Tax Italian Internet Advertising

Italy from July 2014 will make Italian companies buy their Italian internet adverts in Italy. The move will combat tax abuse by non-EU internet companies which force Italian companies to buy adverts through tax havens, so as to pay little … Continue reading

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VAT: Caravans and Houseboats

VAT on boats is a favourite subject area for me. So I should advise tax fans that HMRC have advised that anyone involved in the manufacture / sale of caravans & houseboats, is a caravan site owner, or who provides … Continue reading

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VAT Calculator

Here’s a handy little VAT calculator for tax fans to have fun with! (I haven’t personally checked the accuracy of it). http://www.vatcalculator.com/calculator/ Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant

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Brazilian Tax on Cars and Cards

I note that Brazil made its mark in international tax in two areas this month. Firstly the EU announced it was going to the World Trade Organisation over alleged problems with high Brazilian import tariffs in the car sector, amongst … Continue reading

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French Tax on Customer Courtesy ?

Intrigued by French reports of a cafe in Brittany being fined €9,000 tax when customers returned drinks trays and empty glasses as a courtesy to the bar. The supposed problem for the French social security agency was an alleged breach … Continue reading

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HMRC Bias to Smaller Business?

Parliament has criticised HMRC for not being fair in chasing tax. The Public Account Committee chair, Margaret Hodge, was reported as saying “[HMRC] pursues tax owed by the smaller businesses but seems to lose its nerve when it comes to … Continue reading

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Onshore Gaming Duty‏

I see tax on online gambling will undergo a major shift from December 2014. HMRC have announced the move to a “place of consumption” basis and away from “place of supply”. This means online casinos, bookmakers and so on taking … Continue reading

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