With VAT Services on Amazon, you complete VAT registration, filing and submission via Seller Central from just €400 per year, per country. Amazon works with global tax service provider Avalara to provide this service.
VAT Services on Amazon does not support VAT registration or filings in the country of your company registration.
If your business is established in an EU country, the VAT registration service is offered for the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic.
However, if your business is established outside of the EU, the VAT registration service is offered for the United Kingdom, Germany and the Czech Republic.
If your business is established in an EU country, the VAT filing service is offered for the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland and the Czech Republic.
However, if your business is established outside of the EU, the VAT filing service is offered for the United Kingdom, Germany and the Czech Republic.
VAT Registration (where required) and VAT filings per country that you select for the services. VAT filings that are supported are: VAT returns and, where applicable, Intrastat, ESL and local VAT reporting.Find out more.
You have registered for VAT Services on Amazon by accepting the service’s terms and conditions. You are now able to view the ‘Manage your VAT’ navigation item (located in Seller Central under ‘Reports’) and are ready to select VAT services for supported countries. Until you have selected and successfully signed up for VAT services for a particular country, there are no charges for this service.
To sign up for one or more countries to receive VAT Services on Amazon, navigate to ‘Manage your VAT’ and select the countries of your choice. If you are eligible, you will be notified and shown the appropriate fee for your country selections, and will be requested to confirm selection and fees by clicking ‘Agree and Continue’. Only once you then click ‘Agree and Continue’ are you enrolled to the selected VAT Services on Amazon, and the respective annual fees will be charged to your seller account.
There are 5 steps:
Download the Excel form and complete your basic business information. The answers provided in the form will be used by the tax agent to prefill the necessary application forms on your behalf, for all the countries you selected, allowing you to save time and effort.
Provide information on your country of origin, your business type and the countries in which you wish to register for VAT with VAT Services on Amazon. The resulting set of questions must be completed in full.
Follow the instructions on the screen to collect the documents that local tax authorities require in support of your VAT registration applications. The required documents differ significantly by country; however, the list that is presented to you in the instructions is tailored to your requirements and contains guidance and samples. You will not be asked to collect documents that are not required.
Scan each document you have collected (only 1 document per type), and upload the scans to Seller Central, along with the completed Excel form. The tax agent will then verify that:
This will help you to complete your VAT registration(s) quickly by delivering correct and accurate information to the tax authorities. The results of the checks (verified, error) will be displayed in the product.
After the form and documents have been verified, you will be able to download a set of pre-filled forms and power of attorney documents for you to check, print and sign.
Follow the instructions on the screen to post the signed forms and supporting documents to their address. This is necessary because tax authorities require hard copies of documents. From here, your documents undergo a final verification process by the tax agent and will be forwarded to the tax authorities for processing.
You will be kept informed of the status of your VAT applications via a weekly status email sent from Amazon.
In order to proceed with VAT registration, the local tax authorities require some basic information about your business. The tax agent will mainly use the answers provided in the form to pre-fill the necessary application forms on your behalf, for all the countries you selected, allowing you to save time and effort.
As part of the registration process, the local tax authorities require that VAT registration applications be accompanied by a number of supporting documents.
Required documents can include (but might not be limited to):
You will only be asked to collect documents that are required for your VAT registration.
Each VAT registration application is processed by the country-specific tax authorities; for this reason, depending on your selection of VAT services, you might be asked to provide up to six Official Copies of any given document (one for each tax authority).
An ‘Official Copy’ is a copy of a document, issued by a tax authority or relevant government body. Unless otherwise stated, photocopies, web downloads and screens printed from web browsers will not be accepted by the tax authorities in the place of ‘Official Copies’.
To ensure that certain types of documents are official and valid, some tax authorities will only accept notarised and apostilled official copies.
A notary is a public officer authorised to perform certain legal formalities, including certifying documents for use in other jurisdictions.
An apostille is a certificate issued by a designated authority in a country participating in the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation of Foreign Public Documents, Apostille Convention. Apostilles authenticate the seals and signatures of officials (for example, notaries) on public documents, so that they can be recognised in foreign countries that are parties to the Convention. To find out more, you can read the official brochure ‘ABC of Apostille’ available here.
No. All documents requested by VAT Services on Amazon are mandatory, and without them, it will not be possible to proceed with your VAT Registration requests. If you are having difficulty obtaining any of the documents, please contact us at: email@example.com
Timelines for VAT Registration can vary greatly, depending on the jurisdiction(s) in which you are registering for VAT. Once you have filled in the form and have successfully gathered all the required documents:
The process could take longer if the tax authorities:
You will be kept informed of the status of your VAT applications via a weekly status email from Amazon.
Download the Excel form and complete it with some basic information about your business. The tax agent and VAT Services on Amazon will use the answers you provide in the form to get to know your business better and to set your account up correctly.
You can tailor the form to your specific needs by providing information on your country of origin, the type of your business and the countries in which you wish to file for VAT with VAT Services on Amazon.
To issue accurate and correct VAT filings, you may be asked to send the tax agent a number of documents, including (but not limited to):
All documents mentioned in the product are mandatory unless otherwise stated.
Once the form and documents have been verified, you will be able to download a set of power of attorney documents for you to check, print, sign and return by post to the address shown in the product.
As a final step before filing your VAT, you will be asked to provide additional information about your products using our Product Tax File. Find out more. You should also ensure that, if you sell any goods which are not taxed at the standard rate, you have updated your Product Tax Codes. Find out more.
The tax agent needs the requested documents to prepare accurate and correct VAT filings. Requested documents include:
All documents mentioned in the product are mandatory unless otherwise stated.
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We suggest that you complete steps 1 and 2 as soon as possible, so you will quickly be ready to start filing for VAT with VAT Services on Amazon.
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