Since 2015, all telecommunication, broadcasting, TV and electronically provided services (hereinafter “TBTSE”) are taxed in the state of establishment of the recipient.
This rule has incredibly increased indirect tax burden. To reduce it, on January 1st 2019 it was established that, when TBTSE provided to final consumers located in other EU states do not exceed €10,000 (VAT excluded) they will be taxed in the state of the service provider, although the taxpayer may opt for taxation in other UE state where he is established.
Also with the aim of reducing indirect tax burden, an optional VAT scheme is created: Mini One-Stop Shop (hereinafter MOSS), a scheme that allows TBTSE entrepreneurs and professionals submitting their VAT returns only in the state in which they have registered as TBTSE operators.
Since January 1st 2019, TBTSE entrepreneurs and professionals who are not established in a UE country may use MOSS scheme, provided that they are registered in a UE country for VAT purposes. Thus, two variants of MOSS are created: external and internal.
External MOSS is applicable to those entrepreneurs or professionals not established in a UE country who provide TBTSE to individuals established in the UE. If the state of identification (and, therefore, of taxation) is Spain, TBTSE entrepreneurs and professionals are obliged to register with a form 034, to submit a quarterly form 368, to pay their VAT in time, to keep records of operations included in MOSS and keep them for 10 years and to issue an invoice when the recipient of the operations is established in Spain.
Internal MOSS is applicable to those entrepreneurs or professionals established in the UE but not in the country of consumption, who provide TBTSE services to individuals established in an UE country.
TBTSE entrepreneurs or professionals whose country of identification is Spain are not allowed to deduct input VAT supported in the operations performed in MOSS in their 368 quarterly declarations, but they are entitled to ask for the refund of input VAT correspondent to operations which have been carried out in the state of consumption.
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