Global Indirect Tax News


Global Indirect Tax News

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November 2020

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Asia Pacific

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement signed
Representatives from 15 countries in Asia Pacific have signed the RCEP, said to be the world’s largest multilateral free trade agreement, covering more than a quarter of global trade. It is not yet known when the agreement will enter into force.

Extension of mandatory GST e-invoicing
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs has issued a notification expanding the scope of GST e-invoicing as from 1 January 2021 to include all taxpayers with aggregate turnover exceeding INR 1 billion during any of the financial years 2017-18 onwards.

Draft law for improvement of business climate
A draft Omnibus Law on Employment Creation has been passed, comprising all of the laws that the government is amending to improve the ease of doing business as well as the business climate in Indonesia, including VAT and administrative provisions.
South Africa

Principles regarding deductibility of VAT input tax
Decisions of the courts have set forth key principles that apply regarding VAT input tax deduction, including that the immediate purpose of incurring costs is important in determining the deductibility of the related input tax.
Global Indirect Tax News November 2020

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