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From the ECOVIS Network: Germany – Warning to Online Traders!

From the ECOVIS Network: Germany – Warning to Online Traders!

Online trading is becoming more of a challenge in Germany. Traders are now requested to apply for a certificate from the German tax authorities in accordance with art. 22f of the German law on turnover tax (UStG). Without this certificate, trading via online platforms will be impossible. Ecovis can provide you with the information you

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From the ECOVIS Network: Colombia – What a Foreign Investor With a Location in Colombia Should Not Forget

From the ECOVIS Network: Colombia – What a Foreign Investor With a Location in Colombia Should Not Forget

The globalization of the economy has led to the elimination of import and export duties at borders and Colombia stands out in the region for attracting foreign investment, due to its strategic location, which allows it to become an export platform; furthermore, the peace process has brought stability to its economy and it is known

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From the ECOVIS Network: Sale of U.S Real Property Interest by Foreign Individuals

From the ECOVIS Network: Sale of U.S Real Property Interest by Foreign Individuals

Strong economies of many foreign jurisdictions have contributed to the increase in the purchase of real property interest by many foreign investors in the United States. A measurable tax pain is experienced when this property is sold. The sale of U.S. real property interest by a foreign person is subject to FIRPTA (Foreign Investment in

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From the ECOVIS Network: Colombia – The 21st Century Workforce

From the ECOVIS Network: Colombia – The 21st Century Workforce

The workforce and technology are changing. They are more digital, more technological and more global. Colombia is making the necessary adjustments to be prepared for this. Digital technology is disrupting entire industries and changing the way companies do business across all stages of the value chain. It affects how they develop, market, produce, sell and

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ECOVIS International Is a New Member of the Forum of Firms

ECOVIS International Is a New Member of the Forum of Firms

ECOVIS International is a new member of the Forum of Firms starting January 2019. The Forum of Firms is an independent association of international networks of firms that perform transnational audits. The membership illustrates ECOVIS International’s further commitment to audit quality and opens up new opportunities for the partners of ECOVIS International in more than

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From the ECOVIS Network: Ecovis Americas Magazine – June 2019 Edition

From the ECOVIS Network: Ecovis Americas Magazine – June 2019 Edition

ECOVIS is thrilled to share with you our second issue of the Ecovis Americas Magazine. Publication is on a bimonthly basis, so the next edition will be issued by our partners in the Americas region next August. In this edition, we have articles regarding: Investment Projects in the Mexican Energy Sector New ISA’s in Guatemala

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From the ECOVIS Network: China’s Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Regulatory Environment

From the ECOVIS Network: China’s Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Regulatory Environment

In China, transactions in cryptocurrencies are heavily regulated. Ashley Tian of Ecovis Beijing, explains the limitations and effects in this article. Background Prior to 2017, China had the world’s largest cryptocurrency market – with 80% of bitcoin, the world’s leading digital coin.1 In July, 2018, the Central Bank of China stated that banning the domestic

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From the ECOVIS Network: Germany Putting Pressure on Dubious Tax Arrangements

From the ECOVIS Network: Germany Putting Pressure on Dubious Tax Arrangements

In line with the EU directive on the obligation to report certain forms of fiscal cross-border transaction, Germany is also considering imposing such an obligation for purely domestic tax arrangements. On 25 June 2018, the EU Directive 2018/822 on the automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation with respect to notifiable cross-border transactions

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From the ECOVIS Network: Amendments to the VAT Law of Turkey

From the ECOVIS Network: Amendments to the VAT Law of Turkey

  In recent years the Turkish tax authorities and courts have been in dispute as to whether exchange rate differences are subject to VAT. Now an amendment to the applicable law provides greater clarity. The influence of exchange rate differences on the financial performance of an economic unit is significant. Companies may have payables, debt

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From the ECOVIS Network: VAT refund available on construction works in Turkey

From the ECOVIS Network: VAT refund available on construction works in Turkey

VAT taxpayers can qualify for a VAT refund on their investment expenditures under article 13-d of the Value Added Tax Act No. 3065. The VAT refund is only applicable for machinery and equipment expenditure made under an investment incentive certificate for the manufacturing industry.   Temporary Article 37 of the Value Added Tax Act No.

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