VAT Guides

Registration Information

Why would my company need to register for VAT and what are the important considerations?

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All EU and many non-EU countries permit non-resident VAT registration if a business undertakes taxable activity in the country. Rules for registration may differ to those for local businesses.

A few European tax offices will require that your company documents and registration forms are "notarised and apostilled" before you can submit them to the authorities to apply for a VAT registration.

If a business no longer makes taxable supplies in a country, and has no reason to be registered for VAT, de-registration or de-activation from VAT may be required.

Reporting Obligations

Once registered, you will need to be aware of the various returns that need to be filed and how all transactions should be declared.

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Certain supplies of goods and services are subject to a mechanism, whereby the customer, rather than the seller is responsible for declaring the applicable VAT. This varies between countries.

Once registered for VAT, you will be obligated to make periodic declarations of all transactions. These VAT returns are usually due every month or quarter.

Businesses making taxable supplies must charge VAT at the applicable rate. VAT incurred for taxable activity is recoverable subject to EU and local legislation and is offset against output tax.

VAT Compliance & Technical

Our experienced team of VAT consultants provides the expertise your business needs to deal with international VAT issues in a practical and cost-effective manner.

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Industry-specific

There are certain industries and regions that will have special VAT rules or requirements.

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Selling on Amazon是一种协助各卖家在所有欧洲亚马逊市场平台(amazon.co.uk和amazon.de等)上销售其产品的应用程序。

增值税相当于欧盟版销售税。如果您从美国向欧洲或适用增值税的其他国家客户销售货物,就必须承担注册和缴纳欧洲销售税的特定义务。

There are 4 distinct ways to sell your products on Amazon, each with a different VAT compliance implication. Here we explain each option and the issues for sellers to consider