2023 implementation of VAT includes on non-resident providers of e-services
The northeastern South American state of Suriname VAT implementation on 1 January 2023 includes an obligation for non-resident providers of digital or electronic services to register and collect VAT.
There is a VAT registration thresholds of SRD 500,000.
Suriname is the 98th country to impose VAT collections on foreign providers of digital services. Follow VAT Calc’s global VAT and GST on digital services tracker for live updates on worldwide reforms.
What digital services are liable to Suriname VAT?
Income from the following services is liable to VAT:
- Electronic services
Determining if VAT is due
Providers could rely on any of the following to determine if the service was consumed in Suriname, and therefore VAT due:
- IP address
- SIM card address
- Payment from card registered locally
- Billing address
Filing digital services VAT returns
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Central and South America VAT on digital services
|Comments (click for details)||Rate||Date||Threshold||Comments|
|Bahamas||10%||Jan 2015||BSD 100,000|
|Barbados||17.5%||Dec 2019||BBD 200,000|
|Costa Rica||13%||Oct 2020||Nil||Withholding VAT option|
|Dominican Republic||18%||2023||Nil||Currently withholding VAT|
|El Salvador||13%||2022||-||Replace Withholding VAT|
|Paraguay||10%||Jan-21||Nil||Withholding VAT; 4.5% DST|
|Puerto Rico||10.5%||Jan 2020||$100,000; or 200 transactions||Marketplaces|
|Suriname||10%||Jan 2023||SRD 500,000|
|Uruguay||22%||Jan 2018||Nil||VAT and Withholding Tax|