The South American state of Colombia imposed Value Added Tax on foreign providers of digital or electronic services from 1 July 2018 – although implementation has been patchy. Colombia collects VAT on B2C transactions paid for via credit cards via Withholding VAT which is the
Argentina simplified e-commerce platform VAT and Withholding Tax April 2023 Argentina (General Resolution No. 5319/2023) is to introduce a range of simplifications to the VAT regime for digital platforms for e-commerce. This will enable easier compliance of VAT and Withholding Tax. The changes include: Raising
Ministry of Finance launches new non-resident VAT portal The Ministry of Finance launched in March 2022 a new English-language online tax portal for foreign providers of digital services to Vietnamese consumers. The ‘General Department of Taxation of Vietnam for Foreign Providers’ portal will enable foreign
Panama has again proposed imposing a Withhold VAT on payment providers processing payments to non-resident providers of digital services to consumers. This was due to come into effect on January 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The current VAT rate in Panama
Since 2018, Uruguay imposed its Value Added Tax (on intermediation services) and Withholding Tax (IRNR) (on audio visual media services) on non-resident providers and intermediaries of digital or electronic services. This includes regular electronic services, but also gig & sharing economy intermediation services conducted via
Pakistan has imposed a 2% withholding sales tax on marketplaces’ third-party sales. This came into effect on 1 September 2021 according to the Pakistani Federal Board of Revenue Ordinance No. XXII of 2021. Pakistan backtracks on e-commerce VAT This is a reversal of the plan
Turkey has increased its withholding VAT threshold from TRY1,000 to TRY2,000 per invoice. This came into effect from 3 June 2021 when the change was ‘gazetted’. The regime applies on payments for supplies of goods or services payable to non-residents. Like regular income withholding taxes,
Peru has yet to impost its Value Added Tax on digital or electronic services provided by non-resident sellers or marketplaces. B2B domestic supplies of e-services are already liable to VAT. B2B supplies from abroad to resident businesses may be zero-rated under the reverse charge mechanism.
Argentina brought non-resident providers of digital (or electronic) services into its Value Added Tax net in June 2018. Rather than imposing the obligation to VAT register and collect taxes, it has applied a withholding VAT requirement on payment providers processing consumer payments to overseas providers.