The new German government will be increasing the standard VAT rate from 16% to 19% on January 1, 2007.
Make sure your German suppliers provide you with a clear cut off date for the correct time of delivery and with invoices that have 16% VAT rate rather than the new 19% VAT rate!
The British VAT authority has announced that as of January 2006, a number of new procedural changes will come into effect for foreign VAT refund claims made in United Kingdom. As the British VAT authority's rules become stricter, getting a VAT refund will become more difficult. If you would like help in filing your UK VAT refund claims under the old rules please Contact us immediately or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org