What we do

Whether registering for VAT abroad, managing VAT returns or submitting Intrastat reports, our team know the ins and outs of international tax. Consider it handled.

Our services

We provide international VAT services including VAT registrations, VAT returns (or equivalent), additional reporting such as Intrastat and EC Sales Lists in the following countries.

Austria
Australian GST
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canadian GST
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Pan-EU
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
UK

VAT Registrations – Made Simple

EU Based Online Retailers

Selling goods online to customers in other European countries will require compulsory VAT registration if your sales exceed certain VAT Registration Thresholds which differ from country to country.

Non-EU Based Online Retailers

If you are based outside the EU, you can elect whether you or your customer is the ‘importer of record’ [who the importer of the goods actually is and therefore who is responsible for the import charges]. If you make your customer the ‘importer of record’, your customer will be responsible for all import charges relating to the purchase. Many sellers experience large volumes of returns when shocked customers refuse to take delivery of their purchases because of unexpected import charges applied to the delivery of their item.

If you choose to be the ‘importer of record’ as the seller, rather than your customer, you should VAT register in the first European country where your goods land. Thereafter, selling into Europe will be subject to the same distance selling VAT Registration Thresholds as those companies already based in Europe.

The non-EU online retailers who are voluntarily registering for VAT, experience a big fall in returns and give their customers a much better buying experience.

Summary

Non-compliance for any online retailer can lead to penalties and fines.

SimplyVAT.com can provide you with a VAT registration in any relevant country.

De-registration

If your sales fall below the registration threshold or you cease to trade in that country you can deregister. SimplyVAT.com will process the deregistration for you.

On-going VAT Compliance– Made Simple

Once VAT registered, there are periodic VAT data requirements necessary to fulfil local tax authority criteria.

VAT Returns

SimplyVAT.com helps you by collating the required data from you and submitting it on your behalf in the relevant local language.

Intrastat

An Intrastat is a statistical return is used by European governments to collect information on the movement of goods between EU countries. They only want this information when sales reach or exceed set Intrastat Reporting Thresholds (which differ from VAT Registration Thresholds). Non-compliance is a criminal offence. SimplyVAT.com can help you meet your mandatory obligations.

  • At SimplyVAT.com we want to help our customers sleep at night.
  • We provide efficient, expert and supportive VAT compliance services to ensure our customers are free to grow your international ecommerce businesses.
  • We want to be our customer’s trusted partner so our customers are free to live their dreams

Don’t hesitate to contact us or schedule a call with somebody of our team to receive more information.

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