You are thinking about the future of your business and planning to expand to the German market. Due to the sales potential and simplified logistics in the FBA model, you opt for Amazon.de. You may have many questions: Do I need to speak German? Do I need to register for VAT? In this article, we will answer this and other questions and show you how to start selling on Amazon.de.
Based on sales results, we estimated that the demand for our product should increase by about 15% as compared to the previous year. With that in mind, we plan production, order the required parts, secure transport and take care of marketing and distribution. We are perfectly prepared for what the market has in store for us. Unfortunately, the reality may force us to significantly change our plans.
Would you like to sell products abroad? Are you thinking about tax issues? This article will tell you when you are required to register for VAT abroad and how this procedure works. When is it required to register for VAT in another EU member state? VAT registration is required when under the laws of a […]
A business owner who is thinking about scaling their business can decide to place products on foreign markets. It is a turning point for any business. However, it creates additional challenges, such as the requirement to register for VAT in EU countries. How can you do this for the lowest cost?
Are you selling your products across all European countries? It doesn’t feel much more satisfying to see customers order something you want. But you may face many challenges in your everyday business and accounting is particularly difficult. Amazon offers its own VAT services to fix the problem. This service facilitates VAT registration for retail customers […]
What is fulfillment? The right e-commerce fulfillment service can give your business a competitive edge. You have a lot to consider when choosing between in-house fulfillment, using a service like Fulfillment by Amazon, or another strategy. Fulfillment service can help you manage customer orders, send shipments on time, and obtain dated information on products available […]
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The VAT-OSS (Value Added Tax – One-Stop-Shop) procedure, in force from the 1st of July 2021, facilitates the distance selling of goods between EU countries.
Will this really remove the obligation to register for VAT in other EU countries?
Sales to the UK via your own online shop BREXIT has raised many doubts about the settlement of VAT for sales to UK counterparties. Depending on the value of the transaction, the channel of sale and the status of the receiver, the manner of settling VAT may differ. If you are selling through your own […]
“Data is the new oil. Like oil, data is valuable, but if unrefined, it cannot really be used. It has to be changed into gas, plastic, chemicals, etc. to create a valuable entity that drives profitable activity. So, must data be broken down, analysed for it to have value.” – Clive Humby In terms of […]
The VAT-OSS procedure is due to come into force as early as 1 July 2020, hopefully facilitating mail order sales of goods between EU countries. Will it really make it possible to remove the obligation to register for VAT purposes in other EU countries?
VAT, VAT registration, and VAT settlements are quite a problem for online sellers operating within the European Union. Differences between the rate depending on the country, the VAT sales limit for mail-order sales or issues of storage and place of shipping – all these can seriously discourage online retailers from doing business on a larger scale.
VAT has been in force in the UK since 1973, when the UK joined the European Union. The basic VAT rate in the UK is 20% and covers all products and services which are not covered by the 5% and 0% reduced rates.