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VAT and GST Compliance Services

VAT is a complicated business at the best of times, is made more complicated by its various sub-categories that apply to different industries and provide differing means of process. There are many different schemes that could have massive consequences for your business, including many designed to aid small businesses and start-ups. We will advise you on the best schemes for you, making sure that the system is always working to your advantage.

Our expertise task:

  • Providing cross border VAT advice.
  • VAT registration and filling within the EU or global are eligible to be zero-rated. 
  • VAT on goods imported from within or outside the EU can be reclaim.
  • Advising international businesses on transactions and VAT planning in their European commercial operations.
  • Supporting international businesses with their European VAT compliance check. 
  • Designing bespoke and engaging VAT training packages.

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E-Commerce and VAT Services

To comply with local VAT compliance obligations, you will need to:

  • Ensure sales invoices comply with local guidelines 
  • Report sales and purchases on your VAT return with appropriate local VAT treatment
  • Liaise with the local tax authority in response to questions regarding your ongoing business activity
  • Make payments to local country tax authorities where VAT is due Have local bank accounts to make/receive payments in countries where a local account is required.

VAT/ GST Registration

If you are required to be VAT/GST registration in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia. You can get your needed VAT numbers by working through a tax adviser. We work as tax agent and will guide you through the document collection and submission process in order to complete VAT registration. Your VAT/GST registration will be faster and efficient process.

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VAT/GST Return

Once registered for VAT/GST in an EU country, Canada, USA Australia, your business will need to submit regular VAT/GST returns to the appropriate local tax authority. VAT/GST reporting rules vary between countries, so in order avoid fines and penalties being imposed for non-compliance, it is crucial that you are aware of the rules for each country in which you trade.

Fiscal Representation

In most EU member states and many countries worldwide, foreign traders are obligated to appoint a fiscal representative when registering for VAT. This is particularly relevant where goods exported by foreign traders are imported into foreign countries. Our specialist teams collaborate to provide clients with the highest calibre of advice. We are big enough to have deep knowledge in a broad range of niche fields and small enough to offer a personal approach. Note that your fiscal representative will be jointly and severely liable for any VAT you will owe, so prepare for additional fees, which may include a bank guarantee.

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What documents do you need to get an EU VAT registration number?

VAT registration process is not straightforward.

Trade and tax assist your company putting together all documentation and filing registration forms around the EU. The documents required for such registration vary from one country to another, however, below you will find some documents that are usually required and that you can start putting together before starting your EU business.

  • Application form (questionnaire).
  • VAT certificate in your home country: This document proves that your company is register for VAT in its country of establishment.
  • Articles of Association issued as part of the incorporation process in its home country.
  • Certificate of incorporation and an excerpt of the trade register with all details about the company´s incorporation in its home country.
  • You also need to consider language requirements. In some EU member it is obliged to submit all documents in their official language. Most of the EU Countries that require a sworn translation
  • Power of Attorney (proxy) with regard to the assignment to act as authorized or fiscal representative (tax agent).
  • Security deposit (bank or cash guarantee) if you decide to appoint a fiscal representative and to benefit from the VAT deferral facility at importation (‘no cash out’).

International VAT Compliance

United Kingdom

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration + EORI number + Registration address 
  • Time 2-7 working days
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 20%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident GBP 70,000
  • Filing cycle Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Within the 1 month and 7th days after the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Not required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals    £1,500,000 
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches £250,000
  • VAT number format  GB 123456789

French

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration + Fiscal Representation 
  • Time   1-3 months 
  • Tax rate   Standard tax rate of 20%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident EUR 35,000
  • Filing cycle Monthly filing
  • Filing date Between 15th to 24th days of the month following the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Required (except UK businesses post-Brexit) 
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals     € 460,000  
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches € 0
  • VAT number format  FR X1234567890 

Germany

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time   1-3 months 
  • Tax rate   Standard tax rate of 19%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident          EUR 100,000
  • Filing cycle Monthly/Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Within the 10th days after the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Not required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals     € 800,000  
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches € 500,000
  • VAT number format  DE 123456789

Italy

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration + Fiscal representation
  • Time 10-15 working days
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 22%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident EUR 35,000
  • Filing cycle Monthly/ Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Last day of second month
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals     € 200,000 (goods), € 100,000 (services)
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches € 0
  • VAT number format  IT 12345678901

Spain

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration + Fiscal Representation
  • Time 1-2 months
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 21%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident EUR 35,000
  • Filing cycle Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Within the 20th days after the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals     € 400,000 
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches € 400,000
  • VAT number format  ES 12345678X

Poland

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration + Fiscal Representation
  • Time 1-3 months
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 23%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident   PLN 160,000
  • Filing cycle Monthly filing
  • Filing date Within the 25th days after the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals      PLN 4,000,000  
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches PLN 2,000,000
  • VAT number format  PL 1234567890

Czech Republic

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time 1-3 months
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 21%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident   CZK 1,140,000
  • Filing cycle Monthly filing
  • Filing date Within the 25th days after the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Not required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals      CZK 12,000,000 
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches CZK 12,000,000
  • VAT number format  CZ 123456789 

Netherlands

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time 1-3 months
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 21%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident EUR 100,000
  • Filing cycle Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Last working day of the second month following the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Not required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals      € 800,000 
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches  € 1,000,000
  • VAT number format  NL 123456789B01

Austria

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration + EORI number + Registration address 
  • Time                                                                2-3 weeks
  • Tax rate                                                           Standard tax rate of 20%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident                             35,000
  • Filing cycle                                                       Monthly filing
  • Filing date                                                        15th day of the second following month
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries                       Required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries                               Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold                                           Arrivals       750,000 
  • Intrastat Threshold                                           Dispatches € 750,000
  • VAT number format                                          AT U123456789

Denmark

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time 1-3 months
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 25%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident   DKK 280,000
  • Filing cycle Monthly/Quarterly/ half yearly filing
  • Filing date Quarterly: Last day of the second following month, Monthly: 25th day of the following month

  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals      DKK 6,900,000 
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches  DKK 5,200,000
  • VAT number format  DK 12345678 

Belgium

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time 1-3 months
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 21%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident   EUR 35,000
  • Filing cycle Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Within the 20th days after the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals      € 800,000 
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches  € 1,000,000
  • VAT number format  BE 1234567890 

Hungary

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time 1-3 months
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 27%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident   HUF 8,800,000
  • Filing cycle Monthly/ Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Within the 20th days after the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals      HUF 170,000,000 
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches  HUF 100,000,000
  • VAT number format  HU 12345678 

Portugal

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time 1-3 months
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 23%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident   EUR 35,000
  • Filing cycle Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Within the 20th days after the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals      € 350,000 
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches  € 250,000
  • VAT number format  PT123456789 

Romania

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time 1-3 months
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 19%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident RON 118,000
  • Filing cycle Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Within the 20th days after the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals      RON 900,000 
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches  RON 900,000
  • VAT number format  RO 123456789 

Ireland

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time 3-4 weeks
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 23%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident EU 35,000
  • Filing cycle Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Within the 20th days after the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Not required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals      € 500,000 
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches  € 635,000
  • VAT number format  IE 1X23456X 

Sweden

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time 1-2 Months
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 25%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident SEK 320,000
  • Filing cycle Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Within the 12th days after the reporting period
  • Fiscal rep for non-EU countries Required
  • Fiscal rep for EU countries Not required
  • Intrastat Threshold Arrivals      SEK 9,000,000 
  • Intrastat Threshold  Dispatches  SEK 4,500,000
  • VAT number format  SE 123456789012 

Norway

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time 1-3 months
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 25%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident   NOK 50 000
  • Filing cycle Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Within the 20th days after the reporting period
  • VAT number format NO 123456789MVA

Turkey

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time 1-2 Months
  • Tax rate Standard tax rate of 18%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident   No threshold
  • Filing cycle Quarterly filing
  • Filing date Within the 24th days after the reporting period
  • VAT number format TR 1234567890

Canada

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration + IOR number
  • Time 2-4 weeks
  • Tax rate         5% (GST) in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and                                                                                        Yukon.                                                                 13% (HST) in Ontario. 15% (HST) in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward  Island.
  • Thresholds for Non-resident CAD 30,000
  • Filing cycle Quarterly filing
  • Filing date example Within the 1 month after the reporting period
  • VAT number format

Australian

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration+ IOR Registration or ABN
  • Time 1-2 months
  • Tax rate  Standard tax rate of 10%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident    AUS$ 75,000
  • Filing cycle  Quarterly filing
  • Filing date  Within the 28th days after the reporting period
  • VAT number format   AU 123456789
  • Fiscal rep for non-resident countries  Not required
  • Fiscal rep for resident countries  Not required

New Zealand

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time  15-25 working days
  • Tax rate  Standard tax rate of 15%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident    NZD $60,000
  • Filing cycle  Quarterly filing
  • Filing date  Within the 28th days after the reporting period
  • VAT number format NZ 123456789
  • Fiscal rep for non-resident countries  Not required
  • Fiscal rep for resident countries  Not required

Saudi Arab

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time  15-25 working days
  • Tax rate  Standard tax rate of 15%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident    SAR 375,000
  • Filing cycle  Quarterly filing
  • Filing date  Within the 1 month after the reporting period
  • VAT number format TIN 1234567890

UAE

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time  6-10 working days
  • Tax rate  Standard tax rate of 5%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident    ARD 375,000
  • Filing cycle  Quarterly filing
  • Filing date  Within the 28th days after the reporting period
  • VAT number format TRN 0123458790122

Singapore

  • Package content: Registration + One-year declaration
  • Time  6-10 working days
  • Tax rate  Standard tax rate of 7%
  • Thresholds for Non-resident    SGD $100,000
  • Filing cycle  Quarterly filing
  • Filing date  Within the 1 month after the reporting period
  • VAT number format   SG 123456789
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