EU VAT is a direct consequence of EU trading. For a company providing goods or services in any one of the EU member states, it is a must to be VAT registered. EU VAT is an area which tends to be quite complicated especially when a trader is going to deal with various EU countries. Therefore in order to stay on top of EU VAT rules and regulations it is best to have a fiscal representative in those target countries. Appointing a fiscal representative is a sure way of minimizing problems which could arise out of a failure to be VAT compliant. With all the intricacies of EU VAT, it is only through a fiscal representative that you can have some peace of mind that you are going to be handling all taxation matters properly and legally. The fiscal representative will be just like your local representative with the taxation authorities. He/she will be managing the filing obligations for your business, as well as managing any queries and issues which might arise from time to time. EU VAT rates also vary and the fiscal representative will be aware of the applicable rates, as well as the possibility of claiming VAT refunds.
EU VAT Requests?
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EU VAT and Fiscal representative
The fiscal representative will act as a single point of contact, and you will not have to worry about the paperwork and documentation involved in taxation matters. If you would like assistance in appointing a fiscal representative for your business, feel free to contact VACUE. We will be happy to assist you in these matters as through our network there are many fiscal representatives fit for your business needs and experienced in the different EU VAT laws and regulations of the various EU member states.
Fiscal representative handles your EU VAT
When dealing with EU member states, you will need to be conversant with EU VAT. It is important to point out that more than half the 28 EU member states require non-EU companies to have a fiscal representative acing on their behalf if they are going to provide taxable services in the country. The fiscal representative’s services are thus a must. The fiscal representative will start off by registering your company for VAT, and getting your VAT number, which will be unique to that particular European country. The VAT number is very important as it will need to be produced when importing goods, for instance.
How does it work?
The process is really simple and quick.
- Contact VACUE online by filling in the form on the website 'Information Request'. Explain what you are enquiring about, that is, if it is about EU VAT issues.
- Upon receiving your request we will then get in touch with our specialists, depending on what you explained in your request. There are several specialists who will be able to suit your specific needs.
- These specialists will subsequently contact you, either by calling you or by sending an email. It is VACUE's priority to ensure that communication is as prompt as possible, and so we guarantee that you will receive a reply from the tax or customs specialists within just 8 hours.
- Within 8 hours the specialist will update VACUE with the status of your request so that we will be informed of what is going to happen with regards to the service required, and be in a better position to manage it all for your utmost satisfaction.
EU VAT rules
Besides VAT registration and the allocation of a VAT number, there are various other EU VAT rules which need to be followed in the various EU member states. Thanks to the assistance of a fiscal representative, who will be specialized in EU VAT rules as well as other taxation matters, you may have the peace of mind that you are operating legally. If it were not for the knowledge and experience of a fiscal representative, you will most probably end up spending a lot of time trying to understand the paperwork that needs to be completed and submitted, filing the VAT returns, as well as trying to understand the EU VAT rules that apply in your case. In all probability, the result will end up being an inefficient and time consuming series of tasks, and the possibility of not managing to understand the applicable rules. This could lead to fines and penalties. Therefore a fiscal representative will make your life much easier, as well as save you both time and money in the long run. A fiscal representative can effectively help you to better understand and adhere to the EU VAT rules in that country.