One of the biggest problems envisaged with the MOSS systems is identifying the location of the customer.

It is essential for suppliers to correctly identify the customer’s location/permanent address/usual residence so they can charge the correct VAT rate applicable in that member state.

For most telecommunication, broadcasting and electronically supplied services, it will be obvious where the customer resides. The decision about the place of supply of those services should be supported by two pieces of non-contradictory evidence including credit card details and a billing address for example. Read More

What needs to be considered prior to the introduction of the MOSS Scheme on 1st January 2015 by businesses already established in Ireland or thinking about establishing in Ireland?

• It is essential to examine your contract to establish who exactly is paying you and if your customer is a taxable or non taxable person. This is particularly important in the context of undisclosed agents/commissionaire structures, etc.

• You must determine where your B2C customers are located. Your business may require additional contractual provisions and amendments to your systems to include this information.

• It is important to examine the impact of the different VAT rates in each E.U. member state Read More

From 1 January 2015, supplies of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronically supplied services made by EU suppliers to private, non-taxable individuals and non-business customers will be liable to VAT in the customer’s Member State.

The current place of supply/taxation is where the supplier is located, but from 1st January 2015 this will move to the place of consumption or the place where the consumer normally resides or is established.

Suppliers of such services will need to determine where their customers are established or where they usually reside. They will need to account for VAT at the rate applicable in that Member State. This is a requirement regardless of the E.U. state in which the Supplier is Read More

When we talk about “electronically supplied services” we mean:

• Website supply, web hosting, distance programme and equipment maintenance.

• Software supply and upgrades.

• Supply of distance teaching.

• Supply of film, games and music.

• Supply of artistic, cultural, political, scientific and sporting as well as entertainment broadcasts and events. Read More