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30 June 2022, 19:22

Foreign online shops told to register with Belarusian tax authorities to pay VAT

MINSK, 30 June (BelTA) – Foreign corporations and self-employed businessmen have to be registered with the Belarusian tax service if they sell goods to Belarusians online, the Belarusian Tax and Duties Ministry told BelTA.

Belarus' Tax Code has been updated. As from 1 July it requires foreign corporations and self-employed businessmen, who remotely sell goods to Belarusian legal persons, natural persons, and self-employed businessmen, to be registered with Belarusian tax authorities for the sake of calculating and paying VAT.

Foreign vendors will have to be registered with the Belarusian tax service if several conditions are met. First, the foreign vendor sells goods to Belarusians via a digital trade platform or acts as a mediator during such sales. Second, the foreign vendor sells more than €10,000 worth of goods to Belarusians per annum. Registration is free and can be obtained via the universal digital services web portal.

Tax payers will have to submit digital declarations via their personal area on the Tax and Duties Ministry's website every quarter.

They will be required to pay VAT every quarter of the year as well.

The VAT rate equals 10% or 20% depending on the category of goods.

More detailed information about the calculation and payment of VAT by foreign organizations and self-employed businessmen is available on the Tax and Duties Ministry website.

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