VAT Guides

Registration Information

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

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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.

Businesses who provide goods or services in a jurisdiction with a VAT regime must comply with the relevant VAT laws of that country, and this will often include registration and filing requirements.

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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If you sell goods online via Amazon, you will need to download relevant sales reports from Seller Central in order to file VAT returns. VATGlobal can automated this process using an API

When goods are imported into the EU, VAT must be paid by the importer. Netherlands has a deferment regime that allows importers to defer the VAT, which can have a massive positive cash flow impact



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(和amazon.de等)上销售其产品的应用程序。


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