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Multiple VAT registration across Europe

Companies importing goods into foreign countries or supplying goods from foreign countries or to foreign countries may have an obligation to register for VAT in Europe or in multiple locations.

VAT registration

Typically, you might need a VAT registration abroad, for example, in the following cases:

  • You buy and sell goods in that country;
  • You import goods into foreign countries from outside EU or bring in goods from another EU country;
  • You supply goods from a warehouse in foreign countries;
  • You move your own goods across the borders within EU (some exceptions apply);
  • You deliver goods on a turn-key basis (supply goods with installation or assembly) in certain circumstances;
  • You receive entrance fee for conference, exhibition or training in foreign country;
  • You supply goods to final consumers (B2C supplies) in foreign country over distance selling threshold (typically EUR 35 000 but higher in the UK, Germany and Netherlands).

Why choose our European VAT registration service?
When coordinating the multijurisdictional tax advice or tax compliance, we rely on the expertise of our local partner firms as well as our experience in coordinating large multinational projects.
We are members of the RSM International network, a powerful network of audit, tax and consulting experts with offices all over the world. We are the 6th largest global audit, tax and consulting network. We have firms in 120 countries and are in each of the top 40 major business centres throughout the world. We have combined staff of over 41,400 in over 800 offices across the Americas, Europe, MENA, Africa and Asia Pacific.
We are also members of International VAT Association (IVA),the world’s leading independent body on international VAT issues, representing the interests of businesses and advisers involved in VAT or equivalent turnover taxes around the globe. In Europe, the IVA’s membership is represented in almost all 28 EU Member States. Globally, the Association covers all major international markets.

If you need to register for VAT in multiple jurisdictions or your already manage multiple VAT registrations across Europe and need to comply with local rules in many countries, we can assist you with understanding local VAT rules  (for example tax rates, exemptions, invoicing rules, etc.)

RSM  will arrange for the VAT and other tax returns to be prepared and submitted in these jurisdictions.

Do you have any question?
Don't hesitate to contact us!

Lilla Németh

Director, Tax services

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