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Selling your goods to your customers in the EU
There is a perfect solution for selling your goods to any European customer. Due to fiscal representation you can sell the goods without charging VAT and having the problems of making a VAT payment to the Dutch Tax Authorities. You will request the VAT number of your customer in the EU , which has to be valid on moment of delivery, and we can transfer the VAT from the Netherlands to the country where your customer is established.
Selling in The Netherlands
When you sell goods which are custom cleared to a Dutch established company you can do so without paying VAT. We will need you to mention the correct invoice requirements for the sale in the Netherlands. This is also a part of the format of invoices we will provide before you will start with fiscal representation.
When you already know you will sell your goods to a customer not established in the European Union ( EU) you have the option to store your goods in our warehouse without making a custom clearance. This means your goods will stay under Customs supervision and you will not pay the import duties at moment of arrival. You can decide later if you want to transport these goods with a customs document ( T document) to your customer outside the EU or if you do want to custom clear the goods and sell them in the EU.
If your goods are already custom cleared we can send them to a customer outside the EU and make the documentation needed. We will need you to mention the correct invoice requirements for the export and we will need to make all documents for us to be able to do this without paying VAT.
Selling to an EU/ NON EU company, but delivery in The Netherlands
When you sell your goods to a company not established in the Netherlands but you do need to deliver in the Netherlands we cannot defer the VAT and the VAT needs to be paid. This is because this transaction is seen as a sale between two foreign companies and ownership transfers in the Netherlands and Dutch VAT is applicable. You will need to make a sales invoice with 21% Dutch VAT on it, your customer will need to pay the VAT and can reclaim the VAT by a registration form at the Dutch Tax Authorities. We will make the monthly VAT declaration and will have to pay this amount to the Dutch Tax Authorities and will have to charge you for it.
Example: you sell your goods to a customer who is located in Germany and who request you to deliver the goods to a warehouse in the Netherlands . Because the goods stay in the Netherlands and your customer is not established in the Netherlands you must charge VAT. Neele-Vat will make sure you will be able to pay this to the Dutch Tax authorities.
Selling to an EU/ NON EU company but delivery in another EU country
When you sell your goods to a company but have to deliver to another company you will have to check if your client is in possession of a VAT number in the country of delivery. If your customer is established outside the EU you will have to ensure you have a valid VAT number to defer the VAT to otherwise you will have to charge the VAT to the client. For a customer in the EU it is possible to use their VAT number in their own country but this will have VAT consequences for your customer in their own VAT return
Example 1: you sell your goods to a customer who is located in China and who request you to deliver the goods to a warehouse in France . Because the goods are stored in France you will need a French VAT number of your customer to defer the VAT.
Example 2: you sell your goods to a customer who is located in Germany and who request you to deliver the goods to a warehouse in France . Because the goods are stored in France you will need a French VAT number of your customer to defer the VAT. We can also use the German VAT number but your customer will not be able to reclaim his VAT on his German VAT declaration until he has a French number.
Simplified ABC transactions
It is possible that you sell your goods to a customer in the EU and he asks you to deliver to his customer in another EU country. We can arrange this for you but you will need to make sure you will have the valid VAT number of your client and that their client is an official company. We understand that your customer doesn’t want to give too much information regarding their customer but we will need to receive the official name, address and VAT number. We can defer the VAT to your clients VAT number and he will have to make an intra-community delivery to their customer.
If you have an example of this kind of sale please contact us and we can explain this procedure more extensive.
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Quote request Fiscal
We have two options regarding fiscal representation: General Fiscal Representation (GFR) and Limited Fiscal Representation ( LFR).
Selling your goods
There is a perfect solution for selling your goods to any European customer. Due to fiscal representation you can sell the goods without charging VAT.
There are some requirements while using fiscal representation. See this link for information about incoterms, sales invoices and transfer of goods.
Shipments done as a sample shipment, a give-away shipment or goods delivered for free for a Sales representative can be shipped without paying Dutch VAT for a maximum.
Delivery to Amazon, Groupon or other companies and warehouses with no transfer of ownership on the moment of the transfer of the goods are no problem fur us at all.
For the Tax Law this transaction is called a “distance sale”. When a company imports goods and customs clears them in the Netherlands and sells these goods to a private person.