EU VAT One-Stop-Shop to launch in July 2021

The European Commission, in response to the challenges created by the Coronavirus pandemic, has decided to postpone its new European VAT rules for business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions until 1 July 2021. These new rules are part of the EU’s new e-commerce package and will look to introduce a VAT One-Stop-Shop (OSS) for B2C sales. Originally due…

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Commodity codes, explained

If you move goods to or from anywhere in the world, you will need to use a commodity code to classify your consignment. Here’s what you need to know. What is a commodity code? The UK now uses a standardised set of codes, borrowed from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) “Harmonised System”, to classify goods….

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What you need to know about the end of the Northern Ireland grace period

It has been revealed that the European Commission is unlikely to accept the Government’s proposition of a two-year extension to the Northern Ireland grace period. With reports suggesting that the Union will consider a three-to-six-month extension at best, what does this mean for businesses transporting goods into Northern Ireland? What is the Northern Ireland grace…

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