Please note with latest announcement its unlikely that there will be a no deal scenario, In an unlikely event of “no deal” please refer to the bottom of this post
Please familiarize yourself with “Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community” (the so called “deal”) published here:
One major achievement of this Agreement would be a business transition period. Unless otherwise provided in the Agreement, Union law shall be applicable to and in the United Kingdom during the transition period. (Please see Article 126-132 of the Agreement.).
We must distinguish three phases:
- United Kingdom as EU member (until January 31st, 2020)
- Transition period (currently planned until December 31st, 2020)
- The phase after the transition period
During the transition period, although officially the UK will have left the EU, they will still follow the EU rules and regulations. Whilst in the transition period the trade negotiations will take place and we will continue to monitor announcements and assess what changes will need to be done when the UK exits the transition period.
For now there are no actions expected by the customers.
” No deal ” scenario
Please note with the latest announcements
The UK has been granted an extra two weeks to come up with a Brexit solution after talks with EU leaders.
United Kingdom (GB) triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union on the 29th March 2017. As set out under that treaty, the United Kingdom had two years to negotiate a Withdrawal Agreement and framework for a future relationship with the EU before the point of the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU at 11pm GMT on 31st Oct 2019.
Steps until now:
- The UK’s departure date had originally been set for 29 March.
- If Mrs May can get her withdrawal deal through Parliament next week, that date will be pushed back to 22 May to give time to pass the necessary legislation.
- If the prime minister can’t get the deal through, the UK will have to propose a way forward by 31st Oct for EU leaders to consider.”
The new dates for automatic tax calculations have been pushed to 31st Oct for “no deal scenario“.
If the Withdrawal Agreement is ratified, the deadline for agreeing the terms of the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the EU will move to 31st December 2020.
A no deal scenario, also called “Hard Brexit”, is one where the United Kingdom leaves the EU and becomes a third country at 11pm GMT on 31st Oct 2019 without a Withdrawal Agreement and framework for a future relationship in place between the United Kingdom and the EU.
This blog highlights impact and steps customer needs to do incase we have a hard exit of United Kingdom (GB) from EU.
Customers will see an activity in fine tuning “Countries” to influence EU Community setting for United Kingdom (GB) with country code GB. When customers want to take the decision for United Kingdom (GB) Hard exit please un select this option of EU community.
Based on this configuration following processes in the system will start evaluating UK as a non EU country
- Invoice number rule generation
- Intrastat – Please note United Kingdom (GB) invoices will no longer be sent to Intrastat once this configuration is updated. You can still run your Intrastat runs for the month and from the date this configuration has been deployed invoice data will be restricted
If customer sets fine tuning ‘United Kingdom (GB) not in EU’ after official leave, e.g. 25th November,invoices and deliveries with ship-to United Kingdom (GB) or ship-from United Kingdom (GB) are sent and considered for Intrastat declaration. The Customer would have to delete those entries (which were created until 25th November) manually from the declaration in November.
- For United Kingdom (GB) reporting country: invoices and deliveries will not be sent to Intrastat once customers select the option in business configuration
- For DE, FR, AT, IT reporting countries: invoices and deliveries with ship-to United Kingdom (GB) or ship from United Kingdom (GB) will not be sent to Intrastat once customers select the option in business configuration
In case of hard exit, system will automatically start evaluating GB as a non EU country and all tax rules , tax number determination and calculations will take into effect.Please also note EC sales list will stop picking United Kingdom (GB) related invoices from the date of hard exit.
Please note this in for preparation in case there is a hard Brexit. We are monitoring the situation closely and due to changes above mentioned steps can also change.
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