VAT compliance in e-commerce

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If you sell goods online and store or deliver them to customers within the European Union, you will be required to register for VAT in Europe. Rödl & Partner assists enterprises in the registration process in Poland and other EU Member States (e.g. Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary).


We provide assistance in the preparation of periodic tax returns and information returns, as well as in the fulfilment of legal obligations. Our experienced team of experts has the expertise your business needs to deal with cross-border VAT-related enquiries. We act as tax representatives of taxpayers from third countries.

 

Sale and storage of goods

If you sell goods to customers in Europe via Allegro, Amazon, eBay or a similar platform, or via your own website – you need to decide how to deliver the goods to the buyers, whether they will be shipped from your central warehouse or a warehouse leased from another entity. It is also important in which country this warehouse is located. If you store goods in one or more EU countries, you will need to register for VAT in each country where the goods are stored.
If the total sales of your goods to customers in other EU countries exceed certain thresholds, you will have to register for VAT in the country where your customers are located.

 

As a VAT-registered taxpayer in different countries, you will be subject to the requirements of those countries regarding:

  • issuing invoices with local VAT;
  • accounting for VAT in the country where you register for VAT;
  • filing local periodic VAT returns and information returns.


Depending on the adopted sales model, your accounts will look different.

 

 

 

 


We will help you register for VAT in Poland and other EU Member States. We act as tax representatives of taxpayers from third countries. We can also perform this function in other EU Member States. If you are a Polish VAT-registered taxpayer, we will help you register for VAT in other countries.

 

 

 


An international team of experienced and highly-qualified VAT experts will help you with the various legal requirements of each country. We provide assistance in the preparation of periodic tax returns and information returns, as well as in the fulfilment of legal obligations.

 

 

 


Our experienced team of VAT experts has the expertise your business needs to deal with cross-border VAT-related enquiries. We will be glad to advise you on how to best organise the sale, automate processes and we will represent you as a taxpayer in proceedings before the tax authorities of various countries.


 

 


We understand the challenges of e-commerce, partnerships with solution providers (e.g. FBM, FBA offered by Amazon), commission agreements and other agreements concluded in the process of mail order sale. The consulting services we provide to your company will be comprehensive.

 

 

 

 

How does it work

 

Data delivery

Client delivers monthly e-commerce data

Data processing

Rödl & Partner verifies and processes the data provided

Preparing and filing VAT returns

Rödl & Partner prepares VAT returns and other required documents, which are then submitted to the relevant European tax authority

Data concerning payments
​Rödl & Partner informs you of the amount of VAT to be paid to the relevant European tax authority

 

Do you want to meet all requirements and comply with the regulations of various countries? Contact our experts! We will carry out a detailed analysis of the sales conditions and advise you on how to structure your business safely and optimally for tax purposes.

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Katarzyna Judkowiak

Tax adviser (Poland)

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+48 22 696 28 00

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