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October 2019

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Colombia: Constitutional Court revokes tax reforms

The Court has ruled that most of the 2019 tax reform law was unconstitutional due to procedural defects. The decision will apply as from 1 January 2020, but the tax reform law will remain in effect during 2019. New law will be presented to the Congress.

Denmark: Rejected VAT refund claims reopened

A court has held that the tax authorities incorrectly denied VAT refunds to non-resident taxable persons who had failed to provide additional information to the tax authorities within the required one-month period in connection with a VAT refund application.

India: GST council recommends GST changes

Key recommendations of the GST Council at its 37th meeting held on 20 September 2019 include changes to the GST rates on various goods and services (to be introduced by notifications effective as from 1 October 2019) and amendments to GST law and procedures.

The Netherlands: Ability to act as exporter

From 1 December 2019, only companies established in the EU customs territory will be able to act as exporter; this only applies with respect to the export of Union goods. Non-EU established companies should assess supply chains, Incoterms, and contracts.

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