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E-commerce in Europe. How to be compliant with B to C VAT regulations? Ask the independent VAT specialists!

Doing E-commerce in Europe and being compliant with European VAT regulations is not as easy as it may seem. VAT regulations for E-commerce are easy to understand but also very constraining for companies. VAT rules for E-commerce basically impose companies having B to C operations to register for VAT in the EU countries where the goods are shipped as soon as the volumes of sales exceed a threshold of sales which is different country per country. Therefore if your company is doing E-commerce in Europe to private consumers, we strongly recommend you to follow the amounts of your sales in each country and compare them to the local thresholds. As long as these thresholds are not overpassed, you must charge your clients with UK VAT. E-commerce operations are closely monitored both by the UK Tax Authorities and the Tax Administration of the countries of destination. It is then crucial that your company is fully compliant with VAT for E-commerce. RMB is providing full assistance with VAT for E-commerce and can be your unique contact in the 28 EU Member States + Switzerland and Norway. Our dedicated team will take care of your VAT registrations and compliance. Let RMB take care of this mission for your company. You will for sure save time and energy! Your company is expecting clear and practical answers about what to do with VAT when doing E-commerce in Europe? RMB, as an independent company doesn’t just provide theoretical advice but guides businesses through all the steps of the VAT processes. Companies then clearly know what their VAT obligations are, how to issue their invoices, what are the compulsory mentions that need to be added on your documents. RM Boulanger has been assisting many companies in the B to C Industry. Our clients appreciate the flexibility of a fully independent company able to propose dedicated package of services or tailor made processes. They appoint RM Boulanger for its ability to register them for VAT in any EU Member State + Switzerland and Norway. Being independent from any big law or accounting firms enables RM Boulanger to immediately react to any specific queries.

Would you like to know more about the VAT services provided by RMB for E-commerce? Click here or call us at +44 330 808 0436.

We can support with cross border VAT, fiscal representation, EU VAT registration, EORI number, VAT registration in France or also visit our French website www.rmboulanger.com.

As explained, you will have to register for VAT in the country of destination of your goods if your e-commerce operations exceed the thresholds listed hereafter. These e-commerce thresholds have to be considered on a yearly basis.

This list is provided for your information only and will be regularly updated:

CountryThresholdCurrency
Austria35,000EUR
Belgium35,000EUR
Bulgaria70,000BGN
Croatia270,000HRK
Cyprus35,000EUR
Czech Republic1,140,000CZK
Denmark280,000DKK
Estonia35,000EUR
Finland35,000EUR
France35,000EUR
Germany100,000EUR
Greece35,000EUR
Hungary8,800,000HUF
Ireland35,000EUR
Italy35,000EUR
Latvia35,000EUR
Lithuania35,000EUR
Luxembourg100,000EUR
Malta35,000EUR
Netherlands100,000EUR
Poland160,000PLN
Portugal35,000EUR
Romania118,000RON
Slovak Republic35,000EUR
Slovenia35,000EUR
Spain35,000EUR
Sweden320,000SEK
United Kingdom70,000GBP

Would you like to know more about the VAT services provided by RMB for e-commerce? Click here or call us at +44 330 808 0436.

Register for VAT when doing e-commerce in different EU countries is not easy to manage as the documents and information requested by the EU Member States differ a lot. Some of them even require apostilled documents translated by a certified translator. Once all the documents are provided, you may wait from a couple of days to a couple of months before you receive the official VAT registration approval. It is then important that you anticipate your VAT registrations so that you do not expose your company to a VAT reassessment in the country of destination.

Would you like to know more about the VAT services provided by RMB for e-commerce? Click here or call us at +44 330 808 0436.

Once the VAT registration numbers are granted by the Local Tax Authorities, you will have to make sure that your e-commerce sales invoices are issued with the right local VAT rate and are compliant with the invoicing regulations of the countries of destination. Again, local regulations differ a lot as far as invoicing rules are concerned. Specific mentions are indeed requested by some countries.

Would you like to know more about the VAT services provided by RMB for e-commerce? Click here or call us at +44 330 808 0436.

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