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VAT registration in all EU countries and beyond

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Our team handles VAT registrations in all EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. We also fulfil VAT registrations in countries ouside the EU, such as the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland.

According to the specific country, the VAT registration takes from a couple of weeks to 4 months. It is important to anticipate this period before selling goods or providing services in the countries concerned.

Ask for a free audit and quote or call us directly +33 3 20 25 70 70.

Our process

  • We perform an in-depth analysis of your operations
  • We classify all your transactions
  • Once the VAT audit is done, you will know in what countries your company needs an EU VAT registration.

Did you know that having an EU VAT registration number in 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.

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Who needs this number anyway?

  • Intracommunity supplies of goods made by EU based companies from EU countries to another EU country (B to B operations).

    Example: you are a German company and you are the the owner of goods stocked in France. You agree with your Spanish client that you will ship goods to him 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.
  • Intracommunity acquisitions of goods delivered by foreign suppliers within the EU to you in an another EU member state.

    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.

    Example: your company based in the UK decides to ship goods from Austria to a client based in Switserland.
    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 Austrian VAT registration number your company was granted in Austria.

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09 / 2021

In Italy, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands, new rules are applicable and others will be applicable from 1, January 2022.

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