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Apply for English VAT number

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When do you need an English VAT number?

It is not always clear when you need an English VAT number. That’s why we figured it out for you.

You need a UK VAT number if:

  • You sell products from the Netherlands (or another country) to British customers (export);
  • you sell products from England to countries outside the UK;
  • you use Amazon FBA* (amazon.co.uk) to customers in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

*FBA stands for Fulfilment by Amazon. Amazon’s warehouses are called “fulfillment centers.”

Apply for English VAT number for Amazon FBA

You need an English VAT number when using Amazon’s FBA program and selling in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Do any of these situations apply to you? You can apply for your UK VAT number through the UK tax authorities, or you can come to us.

English VAT returns are required to be filed once a quarter. You can come to us for that too!

What about Brexit and VAT?

Brexit, of course, has brought many changes. Fortunately, there is the Inland Revenue, which has been able to neatly explain what Brexit has done to VAT. You can also read more about Brexit, VAT and business in this article.

What do you get when you apply for an English VAT number?

When you apply for an English VAT number (VAT Number), we will send you the following documentation:

  1. VAT number: this is your UK VAT number;
  2. EORI number: you need this identification number (from customs) when doing international business.

How can I apply for an English VAT number?

Would you like us to apply for an English VAT number for you, or do you have any questions? Then you can schedule a call via this link for no-obligation personal advice.

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We can arrange VAT registration for you in any EU country, and do VAT returns for you in any EU country.

Don’t see your country listed on our product page? If so, contact support and we’ll see what we can do.

Do you have inventory stored abroad because you sell through Amazon FBA, for example, or use a European fulfillment center? Then you need an European VAT registration in that country! Save yourself the paperwork and let us apply for your VAT registration.

Where can I use the VAT registration?

You can use the VAT number for any business purpose. For example, when selling through Amazon, Bol.com, Shopify or another platform. The number is also valid if you are going to do business locally that requires a European VAT number.

You need a VAT number when you store stock in another EU country or when you go over a country’s threshold amount. You need to keep an eye on this: especially if you sell through marketplaces such as Amazon, Bol.com or Shopify.

Not sure if you need a VAT number? Let’s have a chat. We can also apply for a VAT number for you.

In every EU country! Is the country in which you want a VAT number not listed? Then contact us and we’ll see how we can help you.

The One Stop Shop (OSS) arrangement allows you to declare your cross-border sales in one portal. For example, you no longer need VAT registration in every country unless you stock up there. Do you sell more than €10,000,- annually to other EU countries? Then you qualify for the One Stop Shop. Sign up for the One Stop Shop can be done through “My Tax Business”.

Your sales should then be reported quarterly in your One Stop Shop declaration. Here you specify how much VAT you have to pay in each European country, depending on the local VAT rate of your products.

If you declare your VAT through the One Stop Shop, but also have stock in another EU country, you still need a VAT number there. A good rule of thumb is that you need VAT registration in a country as soon as you have stock there.

Want to save time and let us do your One Stop Shop declaration?

As a seller on Amazon, you have the choice to opt for Amazon FBA: this way, you distribute your inventory across Amazon’s European fulfillment centers in a snap. A good option if you want to go international! With FBA, your products also get to customers faster, and you have a better chance of winning the Buy Box.

If you choose Amazon Pan European FBA, Amazon will distribute your inventory across several countries. Because you’re stocking up there, you need a VAT number in each of those countries. To make it a little easier for you, we’ve put those countries into one package. You get a VAT number for each Pan-European country, so you can start selling right away. Our package includes one:

  • German VAT number
  • Polish VAT number
  • Czech VAT number
  • French VAT number
  • Spanish VAT number
  • Italian VAT number

Are all the VAT numbers in? Then we can also make sure that you remain VAT-compliant in these countries. That way, you no longer have to worry about your VAT, and you have more time left over to grow your business.

If you have a VAT registration abroad, you will also have to file VAT returns there. How often and when to do so, depends on the country. It can be monthly, or quarterly.

We understand that you don’t feel like doing all the VAT administration. So leave it to us: link your sales accounts to Staxcloud, so we can always accurately file your European VAT return. Then you won’t spend any more time on VAT returns.

Want to automate your VAT returns?

Is keeping up with your VAT obligations in Europe a challenge?

We make it simple: you get one clear overview of all your VAT flows. This allows you to see at a glance how much VAT you owe in each country. Wondering how it works? We’re happy to tell you all about it.

VAT consultation for e-commerce

When do I need foreign VAT registration? How does the One Stop Shop work? Ask your VAT questions in this free VAT consultation.

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