30 November 2021
From 1 January 2022, Ukraine will impose VAT at 20% on the sale of e-services to local consumers by non-resident businesses.
At present, non-resident businesses providing digital services in Ukraine don’t have to charge VAT on their sales. However, to remove the unfair advantage this gives to non-resident companies over Ukrainian resident providers, the Ukrainian tax authorities have confirmed that VAT will be charged at 20% on these types of transactions from 2022.
This new tax will only apply to non-resident businesses with annual sales in Ukraine above a calendar year threshold of UAH 1 million (approx. £28,000), and any non-resident business that exceeded this threshold in 2021 will need to VAT register by 31 March 2022. The Ukrainian tax authorities also confirmed that there will be a simplified VAT registration process for any non-resident businesses impacted.
This new tax will apply to a range of electronic services including streaming games, music, apps, films, e-books, e-journals, software, and internet services.
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