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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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Maltese yachting community rejects EU VAT claims

Maltese yachting community rejects EU VAT claims

The Maltese yachting community has hit back at EU suggestions that the country’s tax rules on superyacht leasing are “suspect” and need to be changed. European tax commissioner Pierre Moscovici says he has written to the government of Malta about

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Should we stay or should we go?

Should we stay or should we go?

NOTE: The below originally appeared as the editorial in our March 31 Superyacht Investor Insight newsletter. To find out more, and sign up for free, please fill out the form to the right.   The in/out will the UK/won’t the UK

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A guide to Malta VAT leasing arrangements

A guide to Malta VAT leasing arrangements

Bordered by three continents and twenty two countries it is easy to understand why so many people choose to cruise around the Med’s hotspots.  However, there is one thorny issue that I am sure everyone would agree can burst the

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VAT update: changes to French Commercial Exemption

VAT update: changes to French Commercial Exemption

Dominion Marine discuss the recent changes to French Exemption for commercial yachts  Following the 2013 ECJ ruling against France and the French Exemption for commercial yachts, the French Authorities have produced new regulations BOFIP 1205-15. These regulations set out the

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