VAT Consequences For I.T. Companies In Ireland – Part III

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 established or is VAT registered.

As a result of these changes, suppliers may need to register for VAT in every EU Member States in which they have customers. As there are no minimum thresholds for VAT registration, making supplies to a single customer in one Member State will necessitate VAT registration in that country.

With effect from 1st January 2015, the Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) will be introduced which means that instead of having to register in each E.U. member state, the supplier will have the option of declaring and paying the VAT due for all the member states in the E.U. state where the business is established via a single electronic declaration which can be filed with the tax authority in the state where the supplier is established.

The MOSS scheme will be similar to the “Special Scheme” which is currently in place for non E.U. suppliers. It will allow for VAT on Business to Consumer supplies made in all or any of the twenty eight E.U. Member States to be reported in one electronic return.

In accordance with Circular 230 Disclosure

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