VAT Registrations

EU VAT Number Registration

For businesses operating across the European Union (EU), there may be a requirement to register your business for VAT in another EU country. The requirements for this vary from country to country, but are based on the EU’s VAT Directive, which is implemented into local legislation by each member state

What is VAT?

VAT stands for Value Added Tax. It’s a tax that VAT-registered traders in the EU add to the price of the goods they sell, and pass on to the national tax authorities when they file their tax returns. Every country comes with a different tax rate for sales within their country which is where we come in to help you manage each individual country so you can focus on selling. You can review EU VAT rates for each country here.

When to Register for VAT?

There are many reasons triggering a registration for VAT

  • If a foreign company is buying and selling goods in another country
  • If a company is importing goods into an EU country, which can include moving goods across
    national borders within the EU
  • Holding goods in a warehouse or on consignment stock in other EU countries for customers
  • Holding a live conference, exhibition or training if there is paid entrance
  • Selling goods to consumers over the internet or though catalogues (distance selling)
  • Supply and install of equipment in a limited number of situations

The requirements above apply equally to companies from within EU, and non-EU companies.

Can I register for VAT in more than one country?

Yes, but every country has their separate VAT rates and rules/registrations. There is no way to register for ALL countries in one application. Every country has a separate registration which must be completed.

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