Tax Advisor Services – Cross-Border VAT Specialist
Our Cross-Border VAT Experience
We advise clients on the implications of dealing with non-UK suppliers and customers. The Brexit world has brought additional administrative headaches and cross-border VAT challenges.
Many of our clients regularly import and export goods. We have assisted many of them with their cross-border VAT requirements, and we have substantial experience in this area. We can act as your VAT agent or VAT representative.
The Cross-Border VAT Problem
Import VAT can be a cashflow headache.
Export VAT can be difficult to manage correctly. The transportation route of goods also affects VAT.
Many businesses require imports to be duty-free. This means, in order to ensure goods are not held by customs, that duty needs to be paid by the seller.
Dealing with EU countries is complex as the rules are designed to avoid competition based on different VAT rates. So there are local, national, and VAT rules within an EU-wide framework.
There is one EU market but many points of entry/exit. This significantly complicates VAT analyses.
This affects importers and exporters. The type of customer and type of sale (services, goods, digital online products, land-based) – all impact VAT across the EU – and so the UK.
Examples of Our Cross Border VAT Advice
- We advised an online merchandise platform on structuring their business to avoid the administrative headache of cross-border VAT reporting.
- When a client’s previous accountant resigned due to the complexity of their international VAT, we reviewed their operations. We explained the VAT implications enabling them to become VAT compliant (for the first time!)
- We advised a listed US group on structuring its European businesses, including the delivery of goods from manufacturing to customer delivery.
Contact us to reduce your cross-border VAT problems.