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Your global companion for hassle-free VAT management. Our expert team will guide you through the entire VAT process – from registration to returns. No complexities, just smooth sailing with your dedicated account manager.

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If your business sells goods to customers within the EU then there is a good chance you’ll need to register for VAT in at least one of those countries. But the rules that govern the assessment and collection of these taxes can be complex and time-consuming to understand – it makes perfect sense for your business to seek professional advice to determine the most appropriate and cost-effective way to ensure compliance on your VAT obligations.

Whether you are just starting out in the e-commerce world, or you’re a well-established player, our qualified team is on hand to provide you with friendly, no-nonsense advice and support aimed at building long-term relationships with your best interests always at heart.

How AVASK can help

Simply put we're here to offer our clients the kind of high-quality professional advice and solutions that help to remove the stress and uncertainty associated with the complex issues that surround indirect taxation. This may include VAT, OSS/IOSS in Europe, Intrastat in Europe or EPR in Europe.

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What are VAT thresholds?

VAT thresholds vary from country to country and are set quite carefully in order to both incentivise small businesses to expand into new markets, whilst at the same time not overburden them with extra administrative costs.

How is VAT calculated?

VAT is calculated using the local rate for that country. For example, in the UK the rate is 20%, so if you had a sale of £10 excluding VAT, your gross sale price would, therefore, be £10 + £2 = £12

We recommend that you, therefore, mark your products up by at least 20% to cover the VAT element. This ensures that your customer is the one paying the VAT and you are effectively working as a tax collector on behalf of HMRC.

Saying this care must, of course, be taken when pricing your products so that you remain competitive within the marketplace.

How do I register for VAT?

AVASK has put together a list of the necessary documentation required. Get in touch with us to discover more.

What is an EORI number?

The EORI number – (Economic Operator Registration and Identification) is an EU initiative that helps traders communicate with customs officials when they are importing and exporting goods.

It is specific to your VAT number/your company and is used when clearing your goods at customs in European countries.

When we register your business for VAT, we will also apply for an EORI number for your business. This comes at no extra cost.

If you do not have an EORI number then your shipment will be held at customs until a valid number for your company can be provided, this will incur a day rate on the shipment held and therefore an issue you very much want to avoid.

Additionally, clearing a shipment with the incorrect EORI number will result in you being unable to claim the import VAT paid at customs that you are entitled to reclaim.

What does AVASK's VAT and compliance serviced include?

The AVASK VAT filing and compliance service includes:

  • Integration with your Amazon Seller Central account;
  • Preparing and submitting VAT returns as required by each tax authority;
  • Timely communications to ensure filing deadlines are met;
  • Dealing with correspondence and requests from tax authorities on your behalf;
  • A dedicated VAT account manager – across your portfolio;
  • Advice and support relating to provision of data for your business;
  • Consultations regarding your VAT accounts with your dedicated account manager.

We can also assist you with your Intrastat declarations, however this is not included in our standard service. Please contact a member of the AVASK team if you require support with your Intrastat declarations.

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