in General Discussion
Mon Aug 28, 2023 11:01 am
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A value-added tax (also known as VAT) is levied in some countries from selling/purchasing certain goods and services. Generally, it can be defined as a consumption tax estimated and charged based on the value being added. Usually, VAT is considered destination-based, as application of VAT depends on the jurisdiction of the seller and purchaser. It must be noted that VAT provides almost 20% of total tax amount charged worldwide.
Whenever you choose to do business in the EU, you are surely to face the question of VAT number registration. VAT questions are complex. Nevertheless, all EU Member States follow EU VAT Directive, thus each EU country worked out its own legislation towards VAT requirements and reports.
As soon as the company is registered for VAT number, it must regularly file its VAT report, which will contain information about the incoming and outgoing invoices, whether those were issued / received by other EU counterparties or non-EU partners or not. Most importantly, all deals must be declared in the VAT report, including invoices where 0% VAT was applied.