Avalara ends VAT services on Amazon

May 26, 2024 | Amazon, EU VAT, Latest News, ViDA

Avalara stop Amazon VAT services

Amazon sellers are left confused after receiving an email from Amazon stating that Avalara will be leaving the Amazon VAT services program. Sellers must appoint a new VAT representative before 1st of November 2024 when Avalara will cease their partnership with Amazon. The last filing by Amazon will be Q3 for quarterly filings and October for monthly filing and failure to appoint a new representative could create huge compliance issues for Amazon Sellers.

Avalara withdraws from Amazon VAT services

Avalara was Amazons first VAT partner when they originally launced the program to assist Amazon sellers in registering for VAT. Avalara helped to complete VAT compliance in the PAN EU countries including France, Germany, Spain,. Italy, Czech and Poland and have been a major part in their growth. It seems Avalara are changing focus, discontinuing new seller onboarding and terminating contracts with current clients. This has sent panic and confusion amongst Amazon sellers which can be demonstrated in the Amazon Forums, read more here.

What next for Amazon Sellers?

Sellers need to move quickly and appoint a new tax representative, the transition period can take some time and you definitely want to be at the front of the que with likely 100,000s of sellers looking for a new partner making the tax authorities very busy. I urge sellers not to wait until Avalara have done the last filing and move as soon as possible. This is why at VAT digital we are offering our service completly FREE up until 1st November when your contract is set to end with Avalara. That means we will transfer your service to our own free of charge and complete any outstanding returns up until the 1st November for a smooth transition with no down-time for your selling activities.

You can start your transfer to VAT digital online by clicking the button below which will provide all of the information you need to get started.

Vida and Future VAT changes

With Avalara stepping back from Amazon VAT services, it comes at a time when the e-commerce industry is going through VAT reforms such as the upcoming changes called “VAT in the Digital Age (ViDA)” set to be implemented at the earliest 2027. Sellers will be looking for a partner to help navigate the upcoming changes and keep their VAT compliance in check

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