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SOS Yachting provides fiscal agency and fiscal representation services to yacht owning companies chartering in the EU.

With offices in Croatia, France and Monaco, Italy and Spain SOS Yachting can assist clients with local VAT compliances while providing comprehensive advice for operations.

SOS Yachting is unique in combining knowledge of the yachting industry with specialized VAT and legal advice. We know how important it is to get the right answers in real-time. Our expertise insures our clients are always up to date with VAT compliances and can rely on solid backing in case of inspection/relations with local tax authorities. With a fleet of over 350 yachts we have proven this time and time again.

SOS yachting service include:

  • Guidance on VAT relating to charter contracts
  • Application for VAT registration in different jurisdictions
  • Bookkeeping and filing VAT returns
  • handling communications with fiscal authorities
  • other compliances required by individual countries

Our expertise insures you can run your business seamlessly and provide the perfect charter experience to your clients.

Contact Details

Contact:
Tel / Fax: 0584 36 57 134
Email Address: info.italy@sosyachting.com
Website: www.sosyachting.com
Contact:
Tel / Fax: 49 20 04 380
Email Address: info.france@sosyachting.com
Website: www.sosyachting.com
Contact:
Tel / Fax: 63 72 65 340
Email Address: info.spain@sosyachting.com
Website: www.sosyachting.com
Contact:
Tel / Fax: 91 54 32 712
Email Address: info.croatia@sosyachting.com
Website: www.sosyachting.com

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Press Releases

SOS Yachting makes VAT a show season hot topic    
Thu, 01 Oct 2015
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VAT is not a hot topic. People don’t usually queue up to learn more about it. So it was a pleasant surprise to see that the 1st SOS Yachting VAT Workshop in Monaco was overbooked and attendance was excellent - notwithstanding the early wake up. SOS Yachting’s core business is VAT repr...

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BOFIP 12.05.15: Changing the game but for the long-term good    
Mon, 08 Jun 2015
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The Bulletin Officiel des Finances Publiques-Impots (BOFIP) of May 12, 2015 which integrates the existing French Commercial Exemption (FCE) has already generated a lot of chatter and some concern. The scope of the amendment is far reaching and will impact the industry in a number of ways, mostly...

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Chartering in Italy: inching towards clarity    
Fri, 15 May 2015
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The Italian Yachtmaster association convened its first Legal Day in April and invited a number of experts to discuss some of the most confusing aspects of chartering in Italian waters. Alessandro Mazzoni, CEO of SOS Yachting, and SOS Yachting’s legal adviser, Ezio Vannucci from Moores Rowla...

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Matric tax exemptions one year on: what has changed in Spain?    
Sat, 11 Apr 2015
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In March Marina Porto Vell hosted a round table with a number on industry professionals to discuss the current state of the yachting industry in Spain and how to move forward with the aim of fostering what is showing signs of becoming a bourgeoning market. On the up side, it is beyond doubt tha...

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New compliances for commercial yachts cruising in Italian waters    
Sat, 11 Apr 2015
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SOS Yachting Italy has just received confirmation from the Italian maritime authorities that, as provided for by Law decree 171/2005 art. 2 para 3 (Italian Yacht Code), all EU and non-EU yachts planning to charter in Italian waters must apply for permission to use the yacht for commercial purpose...

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SOS YACHTING in the News

Spanish Customs clarifies interpretation of Union Customs Code More Details

An information note sets out the position of the Spanish tax authorities under the UCC relating to yachting

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Part 2: Owners losing patience with mounting charter complexities More Details

Ocean Independence’s Toby Maclaurin voices concerns over the practicalities of the charter transport contract.

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Croatia amends regulatory framework for charters More Details

Croatia has amended is regulatory framework for charter to encourage growth and to become aligned with the other Member States of the European Union

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VAT clarity on APA in Italy More Details

The Italian Tax Authority has confirmed that guests chartering in Italian waters will not be exempt from taxation on their advanced provisioning agreements.

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Ex[er]cise your right More Details

Being exempt from VAT as a commercial superyacht does not guarantee that you are exempt from all taxation in France. Current charter contracts leave the end-user liable to pay excise duty.

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Clarifying French VAT on commercial yachts More Details

SuperyachtNews.com speaks to SOS Yachting about the effects recent changes in French VAT law may have on superyachts chartering in the region.

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A short-term solution More Details

Following a new decree entering into force on 12 September, the Italian nautical industry body, UCINA, has announced that marina resorts in Italy are now eligible for a VAT rate of 10 per cent, reduced from 22 per cent, in line with the benefits already afforded to other hospitality sectors...

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Italian ‘occasional leasing’ fails to attract business More Details

Despite the option to charter up to 42 days under a revised tax rule, few Italian-flagged yachts have taken up the option, experts say

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More mixed messages from Italy More Details

Nautical industry body, UCINA has announced that, in light of a sustained lobbying process, three Italian regions are set to reduce the VAT rate charged on marina activity. Although, according to one fiscal expert, how this will play out in practice is still not entirely clear.

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SOS Yachting launches Croatian operation More Details

SOS Yachting has launched SOS Croatia, offering fiscal support to superyachts operating in Croatian waters.

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SOS Yachting opens Barcelona office More Details

Financial yacht services provider SOS Yachting will be opening its Barcelona office on Friday 11 April, 2014, dedicated to providing VAT services to commercial superyachts chartering in Spanish waters.

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Regardless of Italian VAT doubts, superyacht industry faces testing time More Details

The possible increase in the rate of Italian VAT, to 22 per cent, which is set to come in on 1 July, could be deferred. But either way, Italy's charter market faces a testing summer.

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