The value added tax (VAT) is an indirect tax which has to be paid in all European countries whereas the rate of taxation differs from country to country.
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Getting VAT Right Is Very Important And Essential For Increasing Your Sales.
Amazon sellers which are operating within the European Union might have to apply for a VAT number (EU-companies) or a tax number (non-EU-companies) for their business in other European countries.
Value-Added Tax (VAT) & Registration
Since we are talking about an indirect tax, the VAT does not reduce the income of a company because it is paid by the final consumers. However, it is you who has to pay it for the moment when importing your goods to Europe – the Import VAT. Therefore, the prevailing countries will expect you to get a European VAT registration number so the local VAT is paid.
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