Everything you need to know about paying VAT
Vat Rep Info can provide all the information you need to know about paying VAT in the Netherlands. If you have any specific questions or would like help and advice, do not hesitate to contact us.
VAT in the Netherlands
You have to pay VAT on all products and services that are sold in the Netherlands. Companies can reverse-charge VAT, private individuals cannot. Non-Dutch suppliers are also liable for VAT. Vat Rep Info can assist companies with paying VAT on imported goods.
VAT on imported goods
In addition to import duty, you are also required to pay VAT on goods imported from non-EU countries. You can do this in two ways: when you clear the goods through customs or via your VAT return.
If you opt to pay the VAT by filing a return, you do not have to pay it directly to the Customs Administration following the arrival of the goods. You can deduct the respective amount in your VAT return as input tax. Transferring the amount owed on imported goods to a domestic VAT return is allowed under the so-called Article 23 regulation, but you need to have written authorisation to do so from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.
If you are not domiciled in the Netherlands, you appoint Vat Rep Info to be your fiscal representative. We can ensure that you can take advantage of the Article 23 regulation.
VAT on exported goods
Goods exported from the Netherlands are exempt from VAT. You can therefore sell goods tax free. In order not to pay any VAT, you must, however, be able to prove that the goods have actually been exported. Vat Rep Info can help you do this.
VAT in Europe (ICL)
Supplying goods to a trader in another country in the European Union is not an export transaction; it is called an Intra-Community Delivery (ICD). With an ICD, the VAT on goods supplied to traders domiciled in other EU countries is reverse-charged. Vat Rep Info can explain to you exactly how this works.