Selling your Goods
Are you a business owner looking to sell your goods to VAT registered companies in the EU without the hassle of dealing with VAT and tax authorities? Look no further than fiscal representation!
Looking for a hassle-free way to sell your goods to VAT registered companies in the EU? Fiscal representation is the perfect solution! You won’t have to worry about charging VAT or dealing with Dutch tax authorities. Simply request the VAT numbers of your EU customers at the time of delivery. We’ll handle the rest by transferring the VAT from the Netherlands to your customer’s EU country through an intra-Community supply.
Selling in The Netherlands
When you’re selling goods, with fiscal representation, to companies established in the Netherlands you need to invoice without charging VAT. You will request the Dutch VAT numbers of your customers, which have to be valid at the moment of delivery. With the submission of the VAT declaration, we will transfer the VAT to the VAT numbers of your customers in the Netherlands. Solutions such as part or full charter may be needed for large or heavy freight or large quantities. Our chartering department can assist with finding a ship that meets your specific needs, including pre-transport, FOB handling, documentation, and supervision.
Export outside the European Union
You have two options when shipping goods from outside the EU to the Netherlands: customs clear them directly or store them in our bonded warehouse. By storing them, you can avoid paying import duties upon arrival and keep the goods under customs supervision. Later, you can choose to deliver them within the EU or re-export them. If you opt for EU delivery, you can either customs clear the goods or use a T1-document to deliver them while still under bond. For goods that have been cleared or are free within the EU, you can arrange export documentation to sell them outside the EU without charging VAT.
Simplified ABC transactions
It would also be possible that you are selling your goods to a VAT registered customer in the EU and they ask you to deliver to their customer in another EU country. We can arrange this for you, but you will need to ensure that you have received the valid VAT number of your client and their client is an official company. We understand if your customer doesn’t like to give too much information away regarding their own customer, however, we will need to know their official name, address, and VAT number. We can defer the VAT to your client’s VAT number and they will have to make an intra-Community delivery to their customer.
Sale to a company located outside The Netherlands, but delivery within The Netherlands
If you need to deliver goods in the Netherlands to a non-established company, transferring the VAT to your customer’s VAT number is not possible. Instead, you must pay the VAT, as this transaction is considered an ownership transfer between two foreign companies in the Netherlands, making Dutch VAT applicable. On the sales invoice, you must charge your customer 21% or 9% VAT (depending on the type of goods) and pay this amount to the Dutch tax authorities once the VAT declaration has been filed. Your customer can reclaim this amount by registering with the Dutch tax authorities.
For example, if your customer is located in Germany and requests delivery of goods to a warehouse in the Netherlands, Neele-Vat can assist you in ensuring that the Dutch tax authorities are paid correctly.
Sale to a company but delivered in another country
If you’re selling goods to a company with a delivery address that differs from their country of establishment, it’s essential to ensure that your client has a valid VAT number in the destination country within the EU. For instance, if you’re selling goods to a non-EU company, such as a customer located in China who wants you to deliver goods to a warehouse in France, you’ll need a French VAT number from your customer to defer the VAT. Similarly, if you’re selling goods to an EU-based customer with a delivery address in France, you’ll require a French VAT number to defer the VAT.
By following these guidelines, you can avoid unnecessary complications and ensure that your transactions comply with relevant regulations.