Our Barbadian Tax Services Company would like to enter into a contract with a European client from our offices here in Barbados (without travel to Europe)? Is that allowed under the Agreement?

February 09 2012 | Taxation Advisory Services

The Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the countries of CARIFORUM (commonly referred to as the EPA) does allow you, the Barbadian Tax Services provider to provide services to a client in Europe. 

There are some conditions in the following European countries:

Austria: There is a nationality requirement for representation before competent authorities.

Cyprus: Tax agents must be duly authorised by the Minister of Finance.  Authorisation is subject to an economic needs test.  The main criteria: the employment situation in this sub-sector.   

Bulgaria, Malta, Romania & Slovenia: There is no commitment to permit the provision of services through this form of supply.

There are no limitations on Barbadian Tax Advisory Service providers wanting to enter into contracts with European clients who are located here in Barbados.