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Welcome to GlobalVATOnline
PwC GlobalVATOnline is an online subscription service. It provides up-to-date business critical information on VAT/GST, customs, excise and environmental tax rates, rules and requirements around the world to help you maintain control, mitigate risk and improve the overall effectiveness of your indirect tax function.
GlobeSearch is where we provide you with access to comprehensive, business critical information on VAT/GST rates, rules and requirements in over 80 countries, across six continents: Europe (including all 28 EU member states), North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. All information is regularly updated by PwC VAT/GST specialists who reside in the countries and is accompanied by extensive supporting documentation such as copies of return forms, links to useful websites (e.g. tax authority websites) and more.GlobeSearch
The VAT news service we offer assists you in keeping on top of important VAT/GST and customs duty developments from over 120 countries across six continents - Europe (including all EU Member States), North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. This also includes commentaries on more recent proposals and current decided cases regarding global tax. Hyperlinks to applicable subjects, case law and necessary documentation is involved. You have also got the option to receive our weekly newsletter sent direct to your email inbox giving you an overview of the most recent developments and newsflashes, which inform you of breaking developments as and when they occur.News
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This section contains a variety of tools and services aimed to ease the burden on Indirect Tax compliance functions. These include automation tools, reporting tools, filing tools, validation services and return and registration forms. Please use the drop down box below to see which tools and services are included in each subscription level.Tools
The treatment of plastic packaging: a newly manufactured tax
- 10 May 2022
Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) is chargeable on plastic packaging imported into the UK or manufactured in the UK, which contains less than 30% recycled content. PPT presents the estimated 20,000 businesses due to be affected, and their advisers, with the unique challenges associated with implementation and operation of a new tax. These arise from both the new data and information needs of the PPT regime, and the usual difficulties of interpretation that arise when new provisions are introduced. Jayne Harrold and Prinal Nathwani of PwC recently produced an article for publication in ‘Tax Adviser’ magazine which is reproduced below with kind permission from the publisher. They explore the relevant legislative developments (in particular, the Plastic Packaging Tax (General) Regulations 2022 (the General Regulations), the requirements presented by PPT for businesses and tax advisers, and where solutions might be found to address what will be the first of many such developments across Europe and the world.
- 15 June 2022
In this article, which is reproduced by kind permission of Tax Advisor magazine, Dave Anderson and Michael Taylor trace the evolution of the European and UK case law concerning share disposals and the recovery of input tax. They conclude that, following the ECJ's judgments in Kretztechnik and SKF, and the UK Supreme Court's judgment in Frank A Smart, businesses should now consider carefully whether to restrict the recovery of any input tax that was incurred for taxable purposes.
A Vibrant State of Change: The AsiaPac digital indirect taxation story
- 16 June 2022
The growing digital economy has caused an explosion in indirect taxes rules around the globe and this has created both complexity and opportunity. The Asia Pacific (AsiaPac) region is no exception to this phenomenon. Very soon the number of countries around the globe with electronically supplied services (ESS or remote services) rules will exceed 100 and this will continue to grow. In addition, more and more countries in the AsiaPac region are introducing indirect taxes rules to deal with low value imported goods, cryptocurrency, and non-fungible tokens. In this publication we discuss the AsiaPac country regimes with particular focus on practical insights and commentary on the global policy indirect taxes settings in relation to the digital economy.