Fulfilment by Amazon, more commonly known as Amazon FBA, enables sellers to store their goods in Amazon fulfilment centres. When a sale is made via the platform, Amazon then packs those goods and ships them to customers.
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VAT Registrations when selling through FBA
According to EU regulations, when your goods are stored in Amazon’s fulfilment centres for the sake of onward sale to customers, they are considered consignment stock. It’s not necessary to get into the precise technicalities, but the upshot is that you will be required to register for VAT in the countries in which those centres are located.
What does Amazon’s VAT solution offer compared to a VAT expert?
Online marketplaces like Amazon make it easy to sell your goods to customers all over the world. Of course, that also makes it easy to run into global VAT obligations. That can be disconcerting, as many sellers have never faced foreign VAT obligations before. It’s no surprise, then, that Amazon has introduced a VAT service to help sellers meet their compliance obligations.
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