EU VAT rates & thresholds
VAT rates and thresholds for foreign providers of digital services in different countries.
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EU VAT RATES & THRESHOLDS

Below you will find the VAT rates and distance selling thresholds in all the EU countries.

 

Country
Code
Standard VAT Rate
Reduced VAT Rate
Distance Selling Threshold
European Commission information
Austria
AT
20%
10/13%
€ 35,000
+ info
Belgium
BE
21%
6/12%
€ 35,000
+ info
Bulgaria
BG
20%
9%
BGN 70,000
+ info
Cyprus
CY
19%
5/9%
€ 35,000
+ info
Czech Republic
CZ
21%
10/15%
CZK 1,140,000
+ info
Germany
DE
19%
5% (until 31 December 2020 >>)
€ 100,000
+ info
Denmark
DK
25%
N/A
DKK 280,000
+ info
Estonia
EE
20%
9%
€ 35,000
+ info
Greece
EL
24%
6/13%
€ 35,000
+ info
Spain
ES
21%
4/10%
€ 35,000
+ info
Finland
FI
24%
10/14%
€ 35,000
+ info
France
FR
20%
2.1/5.5/10%
€ 35,000
+ info
Croatia
HR
25%
5/13%
€ 35,000
+ info
Hungary
HU
27%
5/18%
HUF 8,800,000
+ info
Ireland
IE
4.8/9 / 13.5%
€ 35,000
+ info
Italy
IT
22%
4/5 / 10%
€ 35,000
+ info
Lithuania
LT
21%
5 / 9%
€ 35,000
+ info
Luxembourg
LU
17%
3/8 / 14%
€ 100,000
+ info
Latvia
LV
21%
12%
€ 35,000
+ info
Malta
MT
18%
5/7%
€ 35,000
+ info
Netherlands
NL
21%
9%
€ 100,000
+ info
Poland
PL
23%
5/8%
PLN 160,000
+ info
Portugal
PT
23%
6/13%
€ 35,000
+ info
Romania
RO
19%
5/9%
RON 118,000
+ info
Sweden
SE
25%
6/12%
SEK 320,000
+ info
Slovenia
SI
22%
9,50%
€ 35,000
+ info
Slovakia
SK
20%
10%
€ 35,000
+ info

*The above information is only indicative. This table is updated regularly but please contact GVC in order to ensure that it is correct at the date you are using it.

VAT on digital services

Like everything VAT is constantly evolving as well in order to adapt to its new digital environment. Businesses have gone digital and the digital service industry in always expanding across the world. At the same time countries have started to tax digital service providers but these taxes are slowly being introduced to fit each economy individually.

Fiscal representation

A fiscal representative is a tax registered company which will manage your queries and filing obligations while dealing with the tax authorities. Certain countries require you to appoint a fiscal representative when your company is established outside the European Union to be completely complaint with your VAT obligations. Alternatively, even if it is not mandatory, fiscal representation can create VAT and cash flow advantages and Global VAT Compliance will make sure you benefit from them.
GVC also has her own entities for fiscal representation purposes in many countries.

Fiscal representation can help you maximize the following benefits:

  •  Import VAT deferment license
  •  VAT Warehouse
  •  Reverse charge
  •  Zero-rated trading of excise goods

 

 

 

 

Fiscal representative requirements

Please consider that many countries handle strict requirements when granting a fiscal representative license. As such, Global VAT Compliance is fully up-to-date with these requirements and in regular contact with tax authorities in several countries.

Joint liability

In some cases, the fiscal representative may be jointly liable for all VAT payments of the company. Because of this, it is industry practice to require a security deposit or bank guarantee in favor of the fiscal representative to mitigate against potential risks if the company reneges any of their liabilities.

VAT BASICS FOR AMAZON COUNTRIES

Country VAT Filing frequency Standard VAT rates Distance Selling Thresholds VAT returns Deadlines Fiscal Representation
UK Quarterly 20% GBP 70.000 7th next month
DE Monthly 19% EUR 100.000 10th next month
FR Monthly 20% EUR 35.000 19th next month Required
IT Quarterly 22% EUR 35.000 last day of second month Required
ES Quarterly 21% EUR 35.000 20th next month Required
PL Monthly 23% PLN 160.000 25th next month Required
CZ Monthly 21% CZK 1.140.000 25th next month

*The above information is only indicative. This table is updated regularly but please contact GVC in order to ensure that it is correct at the date you are using it.