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EU VAT registration

EU VAT registration mandatory for many cross border operations. Need independent specialists advice?

EU VAT registration can be mandatory if your company intends to perform B to B and B to C transactions from UK to some other EU Member States. EU VAT registration is then not an option you can choose for but is a strict obligation. If your company sells through Europe, then RMB then strongly advises you to have your operations reviewed by VAT experts. RMB can of course do it for you. By analysing your operations from a VAT perspective, RMB will inform you if your company needs an EU VAT registration. Being VAT compliant is highly important as your company will avoid penalties and late interests in the countries your company should have registered for VAT. RMB offers EU VAT registration services to companies in all 28 E.U. Member States + Switzerland and Norway. Our VAT experts will be pleased to answer your questions about EU VAT registration and provide you with a best adapted fee quotation.

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

How to know if you an EU VAT registration number? You can determine whether your company needs an EU VAT registration by asking RMB to make deep analysis of your operations within the EU. RMB will classify all your transactions of goods and of services to companies or / and to private individuals. Once RMB’s VAT audit is done, you will know in what countries your company needs an EU VAT registration. RMB will also explain you that having an EU VAT registration number in other EU countries does not mean that you have to charge all your foreign clients with VAT. The reason of this is that lots of Intracommunity operations are VAT zero rated. The main purpose of an EU VAT registration number is to inform the Tax authorities about the amounts of goods or services your company invoiced in the countries your company is VAT registered and track these flows. A last thing to be taken into consideration is how long the EU VAT registration process will take for your company. According to the country, the EU VAT registration process takes from a day to 2 months. It is then important to anticipate this period before selling goods or providing services outside of the UK.

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

You will find hereafter the main European transactions requiring a EU VAT registration number?

  • Intracommunity supplies of goods made by UK based companies from E.U. countries other than the UK (B to B operations).
    Example: you are a UK company and you are the the owner of goods stocked in France. You agree with a Spanish client that you will ship goods to him goods from France to Spain.
    You are in this case performing an Intracommunity supply of goods from France to Spain. A French EU VAT registration number is needed to report this transaction in a French VAT return that will be submitted to the French Tax Authorities.
    Your invoice will be issued without VAT mentioning your French EU VAT registration number identification.
  • Intra EC acquisitions of goods delivered by foreign suppliers in EU countries other than the UK.
    Example: you agree with your Dutch supplier to buy goods from him and that these goods will be delivered to a warehouse in Belgium. This operation is an Intra EC acquisition of goods from the Netherlands to Belgium. Your company will have to request for a Belgian EU VAT registration number from the Belgian Tax Authorities because this operation will have to be declared to the Belgian Tax Authorities.
  • Exports made from E.U. countries other than the UK.
    Example: your company based in the UK decides to ship goods from Austria to a client based in Australia.
    This operation is qualified as an export of goods from Austria and requires an EU VAT registration number in Austria so that it can be reported to the Austrian Tax Authorities.
    Your invoice will be issued to your client without Austrian VAT but will have to show the EU VAT registration number your company was granted in Austria.
  • Sales of products to private consumers in E.U. countries other than the UK (B to C operations).
    Example: your company based in the UK sells goods through Internet to private individuals living in Germany.
    These transactions can be qualified are distance sales and may require an EU VAT registration number in Germany. The necessity of requesting an EU VAT in Germany will actually depend on the amount of sales your company had in Germany during the current year. Thresholds of turnover have indeed been put into place by all EU Member States. In Germany the threshold is 100.000 Euros. As a result if your sales to private people exceed 100.000 Euros during the year, your company needs to ask for a EU VAT registration in Germany.

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

RMB provides the following VAT services and solutions:

  • France:
    VAT registration France
    Claim tax back France
    Fiscal representation France
    Tax representation France
    Intrastats France
  • Germany:
    VAT registration Germany
    Claim tax back Germany
    Fiscal representation Germany
    Tax representation Germany
    Intrastats Germany
  • The Netherlands:
    VAT registration Netherlands
    Claim tax back Netherlands
    Fiscal representation Netherlands
    Tax representation Netherlands
    Intrastats The Netherlands
  • Austria:
    VAT registration Austria
    Claim tax back Austria
    Fiscal representation Austria
    Tax representation Austria
    Intrastats Austria
  • Italy:
    VAT registration Italy
    Claim tax back Italy
    Fiscal representation Italy
    Tax representation Italy
    Intrastats Italy
  • Belgium:
    VAT registration Belgium
    Claim tax back Belgium
    Fiscal representation Belgium
    Tax representation Belgium
    Intrastats Belgium
  • Spain:
    VAT registration Spain
    Claim tax back Spain
    Fiscal representation Spain
    Tax representation Spain
    Intrastats Spain
  • Norway:
    VAT registration Norway
    Claim tax back Norway
    Fiscal representation Norway
    Tax representation Norway
    Intrastats Norway
  • Sweden:
    VAT registration Sweden
    Claim tax back Sweden
    Fiscal representation Sweden
    Tax representation Sweden
    Intrastats Sweden
  • Finland:
    VAT registration Finland
    Claim tax back Finland
    Fiscal representation Finland
    Tax representation Finland
    Intrastats Finland
  • Switzerland:
    VAT registration Switzerland
    Claim tax back Switzerland
    Fiscal representation Switzerland
    Tax representation Switzerland
    Intrastats Switzerland
  • Other Member States:
    VAT registration
    Claim tax back
    Fiscal representation
    Tax representatation
    Intrastats

Are you interested in VAT compliance services and VAT solutions of RMB? Click here or call us at +44 330 808 0436.

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