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Taxing energy drinks unconstitutional

A recent decision in France has concluded a government tax on energy drinks contravenes the country’s constitution.

Under France’s tax laws a tax was imposed on energy drinks with at least 220 mg of caffeine per 1,000 ml. 185 more words

Overseas News

The Post’s desperation to save face

The recent revelations of a transcript of a private conversation of Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda by the Post Newspaper should be condemned by all those that mean well and should not distract the public from the Post’s indebtedness and their schemes to usurp power from the state. 1,136 more words


VAT for digital businesses and the Mini One Stop Shop

The one-stop VAT service starts from 1 January 2015 for businesses supplying what are collectively known as ‘digital services’ in the EU. The effect of the measures are that a business will not have to account and pay VAT separately in each country where they do business which would otherwise be the case following a change in the place of supply rule. 270 more words

Business News

Mortgaging Our Economy and Future

By: Hjoe Moono

As we begin the 50th Independence Celebrations, we also note the rather unfortunate state of our economy which has for half a century remained with ‘potential’ to grow. 992 more words

Business & Technology

Suppliers of Digital Services Face New VAT Rules

Business is booming in the digital services sector, with films, games and apps being offered to download across the world. However, if your business provides such digital services to consumers (as opposed to businesses) in the EU, you will face new rules coming into effect from 1st January 2015. 217 more words

How can you avoid charging VAT on Inter-Company Charges?

There are situations where one company is VAT registered and other related companies are either partially exempt or not registered for VAT, so in these circumstances not charging VAT is an advantage. 237 more words

Bicknell Business Adviser

Germany - Reverse Charge for some metal products as from 1 October 2014

In order to fight against tax fraud there is a change of the tax liability for number of metal products as from 1 of October. Reverse charge is applicable for the products in the list below. 61 more words