Do we need local VAT registration in the EU?


If we currently sell under the threshold in a EU country will we need the local VAT registration? 


If you talking about the distance B2C sales threshold then ‘no’ you will charge only the VAT of your country of establishment.  When the threshold applicable in the country of delivery is exceeded then you will need to register in that country and charge local VAT.

This question was asked as part of our ‘VAT overseas’ webinar which we ran with SimplyVAT:

About SimplyVAT

SimplyVAT aims to make cross border trading compliance simple. We help ecommerce sellers from all sales channels register for VAT and comply in all 28 EU countries as well as Canada.

Our ethos is to help businesses grow and sustain their ecommerce channels by educating them about their international VAT compliance obligations.

Bitesize Chunks

The Institute’s new series of Bitesize Chunks, in partnership with Simply VAT, take you through everything you need to know about VAT overseas:

  1. Module One: International VAT
  2. Module Two: International VAT Rules for the Supply of Goods
  3. Module Three: International VAT Rules for the Supply of Services
  4. Module Four: International VAT Recovery Rules in EU Member States

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