Since 1 January 2019, non-resident providers of digital services to Russian VAT registered businesses will have to VAT register. This reverses the previous reverse charge simplification used almost everywhere else in the world.
See what the rest of the world has down via VAT Calc’s global VAT and GST on digital services tracker.
It is possible for the foreign vendor and the Russian customer to enter into a tax agent agreement. The Russian customer may continue to self-account for the VAT – like the reverse charge – and the non-resident will not have to collect Russian VAT at 20%. However, the vendor will still have to complete quarterly VAT returns.
Europe VAT on digital services
|Country (click for details)||Rate||Date||Threshold||Comments|
|EU 27 member states||17% to 27%||Jan 2015||€10k EU residents; Nil for non-EU|
|Iceland||24%||Nov 2011||ISK 2 million|
|Norway||25%||Jul 2011||NOK 50,000|
|Russia||16.67%||Jan 2017||Nil||B2C & B2B|
|Switzerland||7.7%||Jan 2010||CHF 100,000 on global income|
|Ukraine||20%||Jan 2022||UAH 1m|