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VAT in Spain falls mainly without wane

VAT in Spain falls mainly without wane

As the gateway to the Mediterranean, shouldn’t Spain be a dead cert as one of the most popular charter destinations in Europe? The reality is that the country relies purely upon its geography and has, until recently, offered no tax

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Flagship: The Empire Strikes VAT

Flagship: The Empire Strikes VAT

Recent changes in the tax treatment of short and long term charters in French waters had been expected for a long time following European Commission (EC) pressure. Initially, Italy, Cyprus, Malta and Greece had come under fire from the EC

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Year extension on double VAT charge for British yacht owners

Year extension on double VAT charge for British yacht owners

British superyacht owners with boats moored in EU waters have been granted a stay of execution after the UK government delayed plans to force them to pay a double VAT charge on their vessels after Britain leaves the EU. Customs

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Gibraltar: ‘Safe harbour for a pandemic’

Gibraltar: ‘Safe harbour for a pandemic’

Gibraltar offers “a useful solution” for superyacht owner and managers, writes Selwyn Figueras. As the frustration of crew members aboard cruise liners drifting off American shores, escalates into scenes of protest on decks designed as idyllic backdrops to family holidays

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End of the French VAT lump-sum reduction, unchartered territory?

End of the French VAT lump-sum reduction, unchartered territory?

Under direction from the European Commission, French Tax Authorities announced on Thursday (30th January) that from March 30th 2020 a reduction on the proportion of time spent outside of French and EU waters will replace the current tax regulation governing

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OPINION: Top three themes point the way ahead

OPINION: Top three themes point the way ahead

Green yacht designs, as incorporated in the Baltic Yachts’s foil-equipped Baltic 142 Canova, proved popular with readers. Superyacht Investor’s three most popular themes of the past six months – luxury yacht finances and tax liability, crew management and green propulsion systems

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Superyacht Investor’s seven top stories of the past six months

Superyacht Investor’s seven top stories of the past six months

The application of VAT to superyachts sailing Mediterranean waters, green propulsion systems and crew management were three key themes that united the most popular stories published on Superyacht Investor over the past six months. In August, Superyacht investor navigated the

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VAT and superyachts: four key questions answered

VAT and superyachts: four key questions answered

Taxing questions: Ezio Vannucci, from law firm Moores Rowland Partners, answers four key questions about VAT. The European Commission’s decision to target tax breaks offered in the Italian and Cypriot yacht industries raises key questions about the interpretation of VAT

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Getting prepared for the 2018 yacht season

Getting prepared for the 2018 yacht season

This article originally appeared on HFW’s website written by Alex Kemp, Tom Walters and William Maclachlan. The original briefing can be found here. With the early season yacht shows over and thoughts turning to summer cruising, now is the time

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EC’s Moscovici suddenly decides he does not like yacht leases in some EU countries

EC’s Moscovici suddenly decides he does not like yacht leases in some EU countries

The Mossack Fonseca Panama Paper leaks led to the resignations of two prime ministers, marches in cities around the world, spawned hundreds of investigations and led to thousands of articles. When it was first revealed that Appleby – a much

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