E-commerce and VAT
An extremely complicated topic briefly and clearly explained in 10 pages, a real miracle
Despite its importance for the contemporary economy, the EU regulatory framework governing the intersection between e-commerce and VAT often confuses businesses.
The reason is that VAT in the EU is regulated at both EU and national levels and, therefore, e-commerce companies selling in multiple EU countries need to comply with many laws.
The purpose of this article is to answer some frequently asked questions regarding the EU VAT rules applicable to.
(Instant PDF download, edition 2020, Pages: 14)
By reading this book, you will learn to:
- What are the general VAT rules applying to e-commerce?
- I am based outside the EU and provide electronically supplied services to EU consumers. Do I need to charge VAT?
- I am based in the EU and provide electronically supplied services to EU consumers. Do I need to collect VAT?
- I am based outside the EU and provide electronically supplied services to EU consumers.
- Can you give me any tips for decreasing my VAT burden?
- What will happen if an e-commerce company does not reach the distance selling thresholds of any EU country?
- What is the VAT Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) and how can it help e-commerce companies?
- What are the rules applying to e-commerce companies located outside the EU who sell physical goods to consumers in the EU?
- Can e-e-commerce companies use EU-wide all-encompassing VAT compliance services?
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From 1 January 2015, the rules around the European Union VAT place of supply of services will change. The 2015 European Union VAT law requires all sales of digital items (such as our ebooks) in the EU to pay VAT based on the location of the customer.
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About the author
Iven De Hoon is trained as a lawyer (Antwerp, Belgium), and is also master in tax and accounting at the acclaimed Vlerick Institute (Ghent, Belgium). He has published many articles and books on different tax topics and has more than 25 years’ experience. More about Iven De Hoon …