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    On 23 July 2014 the General Affairs Council of Ministers of the European Union adopted the final decision on Lithuania’s membership of the euro area from 1 January 2015. From thi...
    Further to our story in November last year, a number of Orders and Regulations have now been published that confirm that GST will be implemented from 1 April 2015. The rate of GST ...
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Helpful VAT Resources

EU VAT Compliance & Savings Guide

Most businesses are looking to identify savings opportunities and improve cash-flow but it is also important that businesses are VAT compliant.

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EU VAT Rates

This information is correct at the time of publishing (01/06/14) but may change at any time. This listing is produced for general guideline purposes only – for detailed information about any particular country and/or threshold, please contact us.

Country
Country Code
Super Reduced Rate (%)
Reduced Rate (%)
Standard Rate (%)
Partking Rate (%)

Austria
AT
-
10
20
12

Belgium
BE
-
6 / 12
21
12

Bulgaria
BG
-
9
20
 -

Croatia
HR
-
5 / 13
25
 -

Cyprus
CY
-
5 / 9
19
 -

Czech Republic
CZ
-
15
21
 -

Denmark
DK
-
-
25
 -

Estonia
EE
-
9
20
 -

Finland
FI
-
10 / 14
24
 -

France
FR
2.1
5.5/ 10
20
 -

Germany
DE
-
7
19
 -

Greece
EL
-
6.5/ [...]

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VAT Registration Guide

Where you have an established business, it’s likely that you’ve registered for VAT; but it may also be necessary to obtain non-resident VAT Registrations in additional countries where you’re trading.

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ERP Coding VAT Guide

It’s crucial that companies working cross-border implement and maintain correct ERP VAT coding.

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Intrastat Reporting Thresholds

This information is correct at the time of publishing (03/02/14) but may change at any time. This listing is produced for general guideline purposes only – for detailed information about any particular country and/or threshold, please contact us.

Country
Arrivals
Dispatches
Currency

 Austria
 550,000
 550,000
 EUR

 Belgium*
 700,000
 1,000,000
 EUR

 Bulgaria*
 360,000
 210,000
 BGN

 Croatia
 1,200,000
 1,200,000
 HRK

 Cyprus*
 100,000
 55,000
 EUR

 Czech Republic
 8,000,000
 8,000,000
 CZK

 Denmark
 6,000,000
 5,000,000
 DKK

 Estonia*
 200,000
 130,000
 EUR

 Finland*
 500,000
 500,000
 EUR

 France*
 460,000
 More than 460,000: detailed Intrastat,Less than 460,000: simplified Intrastat (EC Sales Listing)
 EUR

 Germany
 500,000
 500,000
 EUR

 Greece
 100,000
 90,000
 EUR

 Hungary*
 100,000,000
 100,000,000
 HUF

 Ireland
 191,000
 635,000
 EUR

 Italy
More than 50,000: monthly Intrastat (EC Purchase listing); Less than [...]

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Shared Service Centre Reviews

A Shared Service Centre (SSCs) can be an effective means of optimising finance functions – particularly in large multi-territory businesses. But the VAT compliance issues that naturally arise as a consequence of creating an SSC structure can be relatively neglected in the set-up and management of the centre.

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  • E-Commerce

    Online business is increasing rapidly and it is crucial that international VAT obligations are met.

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  • Event Companies

    Events companies can face complex VAT issues when organising an event abroad.

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  • Global Business

    Manage VAT effectively to meet regulations, avoid exposure to penalties and maximise opportunities for efficiencies.

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  • International Start-Ups

    Compliance is commercially critical for dynamic businesses expanding internationally

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