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About Usman Mohammad

Assistant Tax Manager PwC the Netherlands email: Mobile: +31 6 53 90 45 38 Office: +31 88 792 59 71

I am an experienced manager and a valued member of the iVAT team of PwC in Amsterdam. I joined the Indirect Taxes group of PwC the Netherlands in 2007 immediately after graduation at the VU University in Amsterdam.

Netherlands: New Decree on the VAT treatment of phone cards and mobile phone contracts

On 6 February 2013, the Dutch State Secretary of Finance published a new Decree regarding the VAT treatment of the sale, distribution and use of phone cards and mobile phone contracts. The Decree entered into force on 7 February 2013, although businesses have until 1 July 2013 to adapt to some of the new rules. The Decree includes a number of substantive changes. Additionally, the Secretary of State provides a number of definitions.

The impact of the Decree is not limited to telecommunications businesses, but also affects agents / distributors and content providers. All these parties may have to change parts of their processes and systems. Find out more