EU VAT.

Our advisers are fully up to speed with the EU VAT rules and how they apply to ecommerce businesses. We can ensure you comply with your EU VAT obligations correctly, cost-effectively and most importantly, in a way that does not cost you time that could be better spent on the business.

Broad understanding of both UK and EU VAT for Ecommerce sellers. EU VAT requires registering and filing in each EU state but you can leverage technology to protect your time and your pocket.

EU VAT for Ecommerce can be complicated but with the right solution it can be handled in no time.

Whether you are a UK seller storing goods in the EU, and Amazon seller going Pan-European, or a dropshipper reducing delivery times by using EU suppliers, we have you covered. We can help get your registrations in place and automate the submission of all of your EU returns.

EASILY COMPLY WITH EU VAT REGULATION

“EU VAT is handled per country and is only available in the local language. With the right solution in place, not only is this not a problem, but it can be done cost-effectively and with minimal impact on your time.”
Steffen Hoyemsvoll (Ecommerce Accountants)

All-in-one solution for all EU countries. Reduce how many accounting relationships you need to manage

You'll have a single point of contact for all your EU VAT needs, even though you have a local agent working for you in each of the applicable countries.

Easy Registration. Fill in just one form covering all of your VAT registrations

Having a single VAT-house handling all of your EU VAT means that you can be efficient in providing the information required to get you set up.

Yaaass! Automation! Save time with VAT returns prepared with minimal input from you.

For Amazon and Shopify sellers you can achieve full automation. For others simply upload a single export file.

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Want to learn more about EU VAT for ecommerce? Here's what you need to know.

What is VAT?

VAT (Value Added Tax) is a type of Sales Tax that is charged by VAT registered entities on certain qualifying sales they make. Such a sale is considered a taxable supply in the EU.

What makes a sale a taxable supply then?

Any sale where the place of supply is considered the EU. So for physical goods, this means if the goods were sold from a warehouse or fulfilment centre in the EU (or a digital service sold to an EU customer).

Who has to register for VAT?

Any company that makes EU taxable supplies has to register as soon as they exceed any of several thresholds that can apply. These thresholds depend on 1. where your business is based and 2. where your goods are supplied from

When do I register for EU VAT if I am a UK seller?

If you are a UK seller, you have to register if you store goods in an EU country or if you have exceeded the distance selling thresholds for one of the EU countries (€35,000 for most, some are €100,000).

When do I register if I am a non-UK seller?

If you are storing goods in the EU and this is not the country where your business is established, you must register straight away. If you are storing and shipping goods from another EU country in which you are VAT registered, you must register if the sales exceed the distance selling threshold for the country in which your customer is based.

How long does it take to get VAT numbers?

It varies by country and typically takes anywhere from 5-30 days.

How much does it cost?

This varies by country but the typical registration fee is c. €350 and each filing costs c. €150.

How frequently do I have to file?

This varies by country and in some countries it also varies by revenue, but most commonly it is monthly or quarterly.

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