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Estonian Parliament Considering Draft Bill for New Reporting Obligations for Payment Service Providers to Combat VAT Fraud — Orbitax Tax News & Alerts

The Estonian parliament is considering draft Bill 225 SE, which was submitted on 5 June 2023 and provides for the implementation of new reporting obligations for payment service providers from 1 January 2024 as introduced by Council Directive (EU) 2020/284 of 18 February 2020 amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards introducing certain requirements for payment service providers. As per Council Directive (EU) 2020/284, payment service providers offering payment services in the EU are required to monitor the payees of cross-border payments and transmit information on those who receive more than 25 cross-border payments per quarter to the administrations of the Member States. The requirements are intended to help in the fight against VAT fraud.