This includes all formalities requested for the release of the local VAT
registration number/s for your selected countries, and help you to establish
when VAT de-registration is appropriate. We offer the complete service.
Every VAT return is different, we will help with you with the different
information requirements, as well as reporting formats. Our teams of compliance
specialists will manage all periodic statutory declarations.
Let amavat® assist you to fulfil your monthly filing
obligations if your business is sending and receiving goods across the EU. We
can help with the creation of your return or notification, along with monitoring
your sales against thresholds.
Every EU country has its own thresholds, for example ‘Distance Selling’ and
‘Intrastat’. That is why if you deliver to another EU countries
amavat® will monitor these specified limits to see
if you have exceeded them.
Our professionals are well equipped and experienced, so they can navigate you
through complex tax matters throughout Europe.
amavat® selected member firms in all EU countries
who specialise in VAT compliance services.
amavat® invests significantly in technology. The aim
is to eliminate the complexity involved in managing VAT and to create an
environment that allows you to manage your VAT compliance simply, while being
Fulfillment by Amazon - VAT
Registrations & VAT Returns
Online retailing is increasing rapidly right around the world. Companies of all sizes are taking
advantage of the potential of the internet to reach into new markets, and extend their sales
territories beyond the country in which they are established.
This is great news for businesses; but, it’s extremely important to make sure that VAT
obligations are fulfilled as part of the process of making sales.
Getting VAT right is essential for international trade when using fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) an
obligation to register for VAT locally can be created – We are able to guide you through this
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Let amavat® keep care about your VAT
Amazon (Fulfillment By Amazon) does not take responsibility for trader’s tax issues. VAT,
customs and income tax on profits are the sole responsibility of the e-tailer or seller.
Traders on FBA therefore need to understand how VAT on cross-border transactions works.
The place of supply of goods (the VATability) in a cross-border B2C supply situation, is
in the country where the journey in the goods begins. FBA dispatches customer orders
from its local warehouse in the country of the customer or end-user. E.g. dispatches to
German customers will take place from FBA’s warehouse in Germany, rather than say from
the UK warehouse where the trader may be holding most of his stock. This will require
the trader to have a VAT registration in Germany as this is a ‘domestic’ sale rather
than a ‘distance’ sale.
There are also VAT issues regarding the transfer of the stock from one EU country to
another, in this case bulk stock is transported from the trader’s warehouse in the UK to
FBA’s warehouse in Germany. The VAT treatment will depend upon whether this is a
transfer of ‘consignment’ stock or ‘call-off’ stock. In certain situations the dispatch
will give rise to a ‘sale’ and in others it’s not a sale but just a ‘transfer’.
The situation may be further complicated if the UK-based trader is an ‘agent’ acting on
behalf of say a non-EU principal e.g. an American or a Chinese vendor. There are special
VAT rules in an agency-principal situation.
Furthermore, the UK is a ‘common law’ country similar to USA but most of the other EU
member states are ‘civil law’ countries. The concept of ‘commissionaire agent’ may be
different there than in the UK leading to contractual complications with tax
Due to the complexity and interaction of tax and other legal considerations traders
should take advice and plan well ahead. Our Services will guarantee that you as an
Online Seller joining the FBA Program are compliant with all VAT obligations in Europe
and that you can concentrate on what you like to do… Selling!
your company offer services for online merchants? Would you additionally like to offer them VAT
Compliance and other related services within Europe? We look forward to working with you:
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What Our Clients Say
The required registrations are made professionally and within the
estimated timeframe by amavat®. The retrospective reports
were requested with professionalism from the responsible financial
Jukka BruhnManager FDS GmbH
We arrived at amavat® due to being disappointed with another
suppliers service offering. The transfer of our work with
amavat® went smoothly for each country we represent. All our
needs were well taken care of.
directors Fashion2need GmbH
amavat® took care of our desired registrations in a elear time
frame. The subsequent notifications in the various countries were made
amavat® is very knowledgeable and reliable. The friendly
employees were able to meet our requirements at short notice.
Elke Kramer Managing
Director Grassy Handels GmbH
amavat® responded very competently to our questions. Even
complicated issues were handled to our satisfaction.
Mike MeiserHead of Accounting
Department itenga GmbH