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March 7, 2021

Hungary Introduced Real-Time Invoice Reporting For All Transactions

As of January 1st, 2021, all B2B and B2C transactions must be reported to Hungarian tax authorities in real-time, regardless of the transaction amount. Fonoa can help you automate your invoicing compliance in Hungary. Find out more.

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Countries
February 22, 2021

Post-Brexit B2C Distance Selling and VAT Regulations in Northern Ireland

As of January 1st, 2021, the UK left European Union. Although Northern Ireland is a part of the UK, under the Northern Ireland Protocol, EU VAT rules will continue to apply after the end of the transition period. Find out more about new tax rules.

Tax area
February 23, 2021

EU VAT Rules for B2C Transactions Are Changing After July 1, 2021

After July 1, 2021, the VAT rules for B2C sales in the European Union will change. The new VAT package will affect marketplaces, sellers of goods and services and postal couriers. Find out more in this article.

Industries
February 23, 2021

VAT Rules for Online Marketplaces in the UK after Brexit

As of January 1st, 2021, online marketplaces are subject to new VAT rules in the UK, as the UK left European Union. In this article, you can find out what changed and what was to impact of Brexit on marketplaces (and sellers) in the UK.

Tax area
February 18, 2021

What Is A VAT Number, What Is Used For, And How To Check It?

Besides the contact information of companies you are working with, there is always one additional number. What that number represents, and why is it always displayed on invoices and other official documents? Find out answers in our new article.

Tax area
February 22, 2021

Tax Registration Thresholds: What Are They and What Are Your Obligations?

If you reach the specific sales threshold, you need to register for VAT purposes and start charging VAT on your sales transactions. If you fail to comply with tax registration requirements, you'll most likely pay fines. Find out more and avoid fines.

Tax area
February 22, 2021

What Is A Credit Note And When To Issue it?

You've probably heard about credit notes tens or hundreds of times, but what is it actually, when to issue it, and what information a credit note must contain? Find answers to these and many more questions in our new article.

Tax area
February 19, 2021

EU Reverse Charge: What Is It And Who Is It For?

If you are selling your products and services to customers in another EU country, you need to follow special VAT rules that differ from the ones if you were selling to customers domestically. EU reverse charge is one of them. Find out more here.

Tax area
February 19, 2021

What Is The EU Distance Selling Threshold And Why Is It Important?

Every EU Member State has a VAT distance selling threshold. If your sales in the particular Member States exceed that threshold, you are obliged to register for VAT purposes in that Member State, which means you need to collect taxes differently.

Tax area
February 18, 2021

What Is A GST And Which Countries Have It?

GST, or Goods and Services Tax, is a type of indirect tax that is aimed at consumption. Many similar consumption taxes around the world are roughly based on the same principles. In some EU Member States, this tax type is called a VAT. Find out more.

Business insight
February 17, 2021

No More Distance Selling Thresholds And 2 Other Big Changes Coming To e-Commerce In July 2021

After significant changes caused by the UK leaving the EU, the European Commission released the "EU VAT package 2021," which will significantly impact e-commerce businesses. Does it mean the end of e-commerce in the EU, as we know? Find out here.

Tax area
January 18, 2021

EU VAT Number Formats

All EU member states have a fixed format for their VAT numbers, which includes a two-letter code of the country and a string of digits. You can find a full list of the Member States and their formats of the VAT number in this article.

Tax area
January 18, 2021

EU VAT Rates

Besides the standard VAT rate, almost all EU Member States have reduced VAT rates. Find a list of VAT rates applied in the Member States of the European Union in our article.

Tax area
February 8, 2021

How to obtain the EU VAT number if your business is not located in the EU?

If you are dealing with EU customers, you must obtain the EU VAT number, but the question is - how to do that? The easiest way to find out the answer to that question, and many more, is to read our article.

Business insights
January 12, 2021

MOSS Explained: What Is It and Who Can Use It?

Selling digital services to non-taxable EU customers may be complicated, especially because of the EU principle that goods and services should be taxed in the EU Member State in which they are consumed. Find out more about MOSS in our article.

Tax area
February 5, 2021

Digital Services Tax

Despite the strong opposition of the world’s tech giants, some countries already introduced a digital service tax, and many others already put that topic on their roadmap. Find out what it’s all about.

Business insights
February 4, 2021

What does DAC7 Mean for Online Platforms

DAC7, according to many, will cause tectonic changes in the way how global digital platforms operate. In short, under DAC7 online platforms will need to report income earned by sellers in the EU, which means additional compliance responsibilities.

Tax area
February 3, 2021

What is VIES?

If you operate in or have customers in the EU, you’ve probably heard about VIES, an online system developed to check the VAT ID of a VAT-registered business in the EU. Find out more about this project of the European Commission in our article.

Tax area
February 2, 2021

Checking Your Customers’ Tax ID

If selling digital services, the chances you have customers in every corner of the world are high. To apply the right taxation principles, you should check your customer’s tax ID. That’s very important but very difficult. Find out more in our article

Tax area
February 1, 2021

Tax on Digital Services

With the rise of a global economy, we are also witnessing a rise of businesses selling digital services in the online universe. It may sound easy, but it’s not—especially when it comes to the taxation of such services. Find out more in our article.

Tax area
January 15, 2021

What Should A Tax Invoice Look Like?

In some countries, besides containing the compulsory information, a tax invoice must be issued in a specific layout, prescribed by the local authorities. Find out more in this article.

Tax area
January 11, 2021

What Information Must a VAT Invoice Contain?

In order to allow business customers to reclaim any indirect taxes (VAT, GST, etc.), a VAT invoice must contain all the information prescribed by the government. Find out what information an invoice must have to be valid.

Business insights
January 14, 2021

Why Is It Essential To Validate The Tax Number of Your Customers Before A Transaction Takes Place?

The validation of your customer's tax ID must be an indispensable step in your checkout flow, especially if you are dealing with business customers. Check out why.

Tax area
January 20, 2021

Why Is VIES Not Always The Best Solution to Verify European VAT Numbers?

VIES is an online tool often used by EU businesses to validate EU VAT numbers of business partners or customers, but due to some limitations, VIES tool is not always reliable.

Tax area
January 18, 2021

What is Real-Time Invoice Reporting (RTIR)?

What is real-time invoice reporting and which businesses must report sales transactions in real time? Find out answers to these and many more questions in this article.

Tax area
January 27, 2021

All You Need To Know About Post-Brexit Tax ID Validation

Brexit as a most tectonic change in the political sphere of the 21st century has a strong impact on businesses dealing with UK companies, especially when it comes to taxes.

Tax area
January 14, 2021

What Is An Invoice?

You've probably heard about the invoice, but what is it, when it should be issued, and to whom? You can find answers to these questions, as well as many others in this article.

Business insights
December 11, 2020

Fiscalization In Theory And Practice

To avoid tax leakage, some countries introduced fiscalization in order to control the grey economy by enforcing all mandatory transaction reporting to the authorities. Learn more about the fiscalization in our article.

Business insights
August 1, 2020

What Is The Value-Added Tax (VAT) Gap And Why Is It Important?

The VAT gap, i.e. the difference between expected VAT revenues and VAT collected in the government coffers, provides an estimate of revenue loss due to tax fraud and inadequate tax collection systems. Find out why is VAT gap important for economics.

Product updates
October 12, 2020

What Is E-Invoicing And What Is Not?

There is often confusion between different types of invoice automation under the term e-invoicing. What is e-invoicing and what’s not? You can find the answer in the article on our blog.

Business insights
November 14, 2020

Different Forms Of E-invoicing

There are different types of e-invoicing methods to choose from, and in order to realize the maximum benefit of each, it is important to select the right one for your business. Don’t wait, choose the right one and make your business operations easier

Business insights
March 12, 2020

Mandatory E-Invoicing

Either fully or partially, applied to certain types of supplies of goods and services that have been identified as prone to VAT leakage, mandatory e-invoicing is considered the next step in the evolution in the drive to make taxation easier.

Business insights
December 12, 2020

How E-invoicing Came About And Why Is It The Future Of Doing Business

As strange as it sounds, the first electronic invoices were sent over 30 years ago using electronic data interchange (EDI). Since then, the use of e-invoicing has come a long way and has continued to evolve. Learn more in our article.

March 6, 2020

How e-invoicing compares to other invoicing methods

Paper invoices, as well as unstructured electronic invoices, continue to be the main sources of inefficiencies in accounting departments. To save time and money, but also to reduce the possibility of errors, think about e-invoicing. Find out more

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