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Emergency VAT measures in coronavirus outbreak

Emergency VAT measures in coronavirus outbreak

24 March, 2020

Due to the negative financial impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on businesses all over the world, a number of tax authorities have implemented emergency VAT measures to try to help affected businesses. 

One of our PrimeGlobal Partners in the United Kingdom, Fiscal Solutions, made a summary of the emergency VAT measures mady by a numer of tax authorities in the world.

Read their summary of measures here, which is updated on a daily basis.

VAT measures due to corona-crisis in the Netherlands

For the Netherlands the following measures hold. The Dutch government confirmed that any business experiencing cash flow difficulties as a result of the coronavirus can apply to tax authorities to defer their VAT payment. The application should be made in writing and once received, the collection of any VAT due will be put on hold. The Dutch tax authorities have also confirmed that extra VAT relief on customer bad debts will be granted if related to the crisis, and they will allow businesses in a regular VAT refund position to move from quarterly VAT returns to monthly returns to improve cash flow.

Our VAT specialists are ready to help you.

VAT measures due to corona-crisis outside the Netherlands

VAT measures of the following countries are summarized in this article:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom


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