Ep.4 New UK and EU VAT Regulations Explained with Melanie Shabangu of AVASK Accounting

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Today we’re talking with Melanie Shabangu of AVASK Accounting and Business Consultants, about US sellers expanding across the water, to the UK and EU. We talk about various factors that could change the market, the reason for expanding, VAT basics and regulations, and the changes in legislation.

Melanie Shabangu shares her expertise to answer questions that we see often from clients and listeners. Melanie is the brains behind AVASK Accountants, with a previous 6 years in practice and 10 years working with SMEs, she places emphasis on being a proactive accountant, understanding her clients and their businesses.

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Talking Points
00:20 Introduction and Who We Are
02:35 Melanie’s background and why AVASK was founded
07:00 Why US sellers should look across the waters
07:57 Where should US sellers start?
09:50 Will Brexit affect the market?
11:30 VAT (Value Added Tax) basics
19:01 Changes in the legislation
27:09 Pan-EU Program
31:00 VAT registration
38:29 Chinese sellers and VAT compliance
44:50 Melanie’s contact info
45:15 Recap and Conclusion
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