VAT Number

Updated on June 10, 2022

VAT stands for Value Added Tax.

In most nations, VAT is a consumption tax. There are several ways VAT differs from the sales tax in the United States. In most circumstances, VAT should not be a cost to your business if it is properly set up.

A VAT number is an identification number for VAT registered companies.

There is no VAT system in the United States, but companies can register and report VAT in the EU, the United Kingdom, Australia and parts of Asia when required. When your firm does business in a jurisdiction that requires VAT reporting, the tax authorities will issue your company a VAT number.

Do you need a VAT number?

If so, where are you selling your products?
Are you able to ship from one European country to another?
-Do you possess any European goods? There must be a warehouse nearby. Are you the official importer?
If so, what kind of event are you planning? In person or online?

How do I get a VAT number?

Registering for VAT often is very complicated to figure out on your own – EuroVAT is happy to assist. Email [email protected] or call 310-204-0805 today.

VAT Number

They asked for my VAT number – how do I know if I really need it?

Vendors and customers frequently inquire for your company’s VAT number. In some cases, the query is standard and has no bearing on your specific circumstance. Other times, it’s a matter of whether or not they’ll apply VAT. Call 310-204-0805 and we’ll tell you if you need a EuroVAT expert.

How do I get help?

It is our job to ensure that you collect your VAT refunds and adhere to the tax laws of each nation you visit. When dealing with vendors, customers, agents, or tax authorities, it’s critical that you know how to properly convey the value added tax (VAT). The EuroVAT team of professionals has successfully assisted firms for the past 25 years with various tax reports.

VAT number means you are responsible for filing VAT reports in that country.

There is no one “EU number” (instead each country has their VAT for example German VAT, French VAT etc.). In certain cases, you register in one country and if set-up correctly that number may be valid in other countries. Email [email protected] or call 310-204-0805 to find out how.

Is VAT number the same as OSS or I-OSS number?

What works for one person may not work for another.

How long does it take to get a VAT number?

Tax authorities in Europe can take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months to process your application, depending on the country. If you’d like an estimate, please contact us at [email protected] or 310-204-0805.

What should I do in the meantime if I need to ship orders?

Call us as soon as possible so we can determine the best course of action before you ship anything.

Can you register for a VAT number without having an establishment in the EU or UK?

A VAT number can be applied for by North American enterprises without the need for an office, division or subsidiary. If you’re unsure about your eligibility, EuroVAT can help.

Do you need a fiscal representative or an intermediary agent?

You may be obliged to appoint a local representative or intermediary agency in some countries if you are a non-EU business (such as a company from the United States or Canada). For over 25 years, EuroVAT has created a broad network of international partners and resources.