VAT being introduced for lawyers effective 1 January 2014.

VAT being introduced for lawyers effective 1 January 2014.

Effective 1 January 2014, the invoices of lawyers will obligatorily be subject to a VAT charge of 21 %, because the VAT exemption that lawyers enjoyed until now is being abolished as of the end of 2013. In view of the foregoing, our hourly rates and costs will be exclusive of VAT effective 1 January 2014.
 
Services performed and costs incurred in 2013 will normally be exempted from VAT.
 
Please take the foregoing into account and always verify the data mentioned on your invoice (e.g. name, address, VAT number). Thank you for communicating any comments you may have about this as soon as possible.