In relation to previous announcements related to VAT Unit rules (New VAT Group starting from 1 January 2018), there is now an update. Unofficially, the Ministry of Finance has clarified that the VAT Unit will be available starting from 1 January 2019. Indeed, the implementing measures of the VAT Unit rules will not be issued before the end of September 2017, and the option may only be exercised as of 1 July 2018, (having, therefore, effect from 1 January of the following year).