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Moldova extends again cut in hospitality VAT rate to June 2022

Fourth extension of COVID-related VAT subsidy for hotel and restaurant services

Moldova has extended for the fourth time its application of the reduced 6% VAT rate on hotel and restaurant services until 23 June 2022. It was due to run out on 24 April 2022. It was previously at the 12% reduced rate.

Reduced rate first introduced in June 2021

Moldova first cut Value Added Tax rate on hotel, restaurant and café services in June 2021. I was extended for the first time until 15 January 2022, then 24 April and now June 2022.  The temporary rate is now 6% as opposed to the current 12%. The standard VAT rate is 20%.

The change applies to qualified hotels, restaurants and catering services. This will likely exclude alcohol services. The reduction applies for the period of the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many countries have applied similar sectorial tax breaks during the coronavirus pandemic. Countries include: Germany; Austria; Belgium; Ireland and the UK. Most of these countries have since rolled over cuts from 2020 into 2022 as lockdowns have been extended.

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Future global VAT / GST changes

Date Country VAT / GST  changes (click for details)
2023
1 Jan 2023 Europe European VAT registration thresholds & Intrastat
1 Jan 2023 EU Tourism operators margin scheme reforms proposal
1 Jan 2023 France Introduction of VAT group option
1 Jan 2023 UK VAT penalty regime reforms
1 Jan 2023 Luxembourg Temporary VAT rate cut to 16%
1 Jan 2023 Netherlands Increase in VAT registration threshold
1 Jan 2023 Ireland Print and digital newspapers reduced to 0% VAT
1 Jan 2023 Portugal ATCUD invoicing; SAF-T Billing; QR Code for non-residents
1 Jan 2023 Portugal Accounting SAF-T invoice listing for non-resident businesses
1 Jan 2023 Poland VAT Groups introduced
1 Jan 2023 Poland SLIM VAT 3; 20 reforms to Polish regime
1 Jan 2023 Bulgaria Hotel, trouism, health, catering 9% VAT rate ends
1 Jan 2023 Lithuania Accommodation, catering, sports VAT cuts
1 Jan 2023 Romania Potential rises for hotels and other services
1 Jan 2023 Serbia B2B transactions (following 2022 B2G)
1 Jan 2023 Jersey Foreign e-commerce and marketplaces into GST net
1 Jan 2023 EU DAC 7 harmonised digital platform VAT transaction requests
1 Jan 2023 Bulgaria VAT registration threshold rise
1 Jan 2023 Ukraine SAF-T phased introduction
1 Jan 2023 Mozambique Mozambique cuts VAT to 16%
1 Jan 2023 Ghana Increases VAT to 15%
1 Jan 2023 Saudi Arabia Phase 2 of mandatory e-invoicing
1 Jan 2023 India India cuts e-invoicing threshold to ₹5 crore
1 Jan 2023 China Fapiao special invoice mandatory
1 Jan 2023 SIngapore Increases GST to 8%
1 Jan 2023 SIngapore GST exemption withdrawn on e-commerce imports
1 Jan 2023 Malaysia Sales tax on low-value import consignments
1 Jan 2023 Malaysia Phased introduction of e-invoicing - TBC
1 Jan 2023 Vietnam Crisis 2% VAT cut on basics is withdrawn
1 Jan 2023 Australia Australia PEPPOL e-invoicing 2023
1 Jan 2023 US Missouri sales tax on foreign e-commerce
1 Jan 2023 Uzbekistan Reduction of VAT rate to 12%
1 Jan 2023 UAE Potential e-invoice implementation
1 Jan 2023 Guinea-Bissau Implements VAT
1 Jan 2023 Suriname 15% VAT implementation
1 Jan 2023 Brazil Extension of e-invoicing to small companies
1 Jan 2023 Chile Extends VAT to many services
1 Jan 2023 Dominican Republic VAT on foreign digital services providers
1 Jan 2023 Dominican Republic Phased introduction of e-invoicing
1 Jan 2023 Panama Next phase of mandatory e-invoicing
1 Jan 2023 Maldives Raises GST to 8%
1 Jan 2023 Aruba Raises Turnover Tax 1% to 7%
31 Jan 2023 Romania First SAF-T returns due
1 Feb 2023 Botswana Ends temporary VAT cut to 12%
1 Mar 2023 Ireland Tourism VAT rate returns to 13.5%
1 Mar 2023 Belgium Electricity and heating VAT rate cut ends
1 Apr 2023 Guatemala Latest round of taxpayers on e-invoicing
1 Apr 2023 New Zealand Ends requirement for tax invoice
1 Jul 2023 Greece Ends COVID-19 temporary reduced rates
1 Jul 2023 Australia Peppol e-invoicing
1 Jul 2023 Philippines 12% VAT on foreign digital service providers
1 Sep 2023 Thailand Raises VAT to 10%
1 Oct 2023 Japan Tax qualified invoices
2024
1 Jan 2024 Spain Likely start of e-invoicing rollout
1 Jan 2023 Switzerland VAT rises to 8.1%
1 Jan 2024 Germany Restaurant and catering temporary VAT cut to 7% ends
1 Jan 2024 Poland Mandated e-invoicing introduced
1 Jan 2024 Slovakia IS EFA e-invoicing for B2B and B2C
1 Jan 2024 Bahrain Potential e-invoicing implementation
1 Jan 2024 SIngapore Increases GST to 9%
1 Jan 2024 Aruba Implements 12.5% VAT
1 Apr 2024 New Zealand 15% GST on gig and sharing economies digital platforms
1 Jul 2024 Belgium Phased B2B e-invoicing mandate
1 Jul 2024 Spain Certified electronic invoice software
1 Jul 2024 France E-invoice and e-reporting for B2B and B2C
1 Jul 2024 Bhutan Implementation of VAT
2025
1 Jan 2025 EU Increased VAT rate setting freedoms
1 Jan 2025 EU VAT rate thresholds change foreign companies
1 Jan 2025 EU EU VAT rule changes on cross-border virtual events
1 Jan 2025 Latvia B2B e-invoices mandated
1 Jan 2025 Indonesia VAT rate to rise 1% to 12%

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