Why and how should you appoint a fisal respresentative ?
DEFINITION OF THE TAX REPRESENTATIVE
The tax representative is appointed by taxable companies established outside the European Union to handle all formalities related to VAT registration. He is accountable to the authorities. He undertakes to fulfil the reporting requirements incumbent on his client and to comply with tax legislation. Tax representation is a service available throughout Europe.
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WHY APPOINT A TAX REPRESENTATIVE ?
You are a company not established in the European Union and you have to engage in taxable transactions (subject to VAT) in one of the European Union member countries and you have not yet appointed a tax representative. European directive 2006/112/CE requires third-party companies conducting taxable transactions in Europe to use the services of a tax representative to deal with all tax and administrative formalities.
The following are examples of taxable operations :
Imports in INCOTERM DDP
Exports from the country of the supplier
Construction sites and property-related services
Storage of goods and stocks on consignment in a member country
Distance selling from a member country
Certain buying and reselling operations
The European Union established this requirement as a sign of quality and to secure VAT management. The representative is responsible for ensuring the tax compliance of the third-party company, checking flows of goods and invoicing and filing VAT declarations in due form. The representative assumes responsibility in relation to the tax department.
This is the most cost-effective solution to ensure your protection in respect of all the requirements to be taken into account when engaging in taxable operations. The service includes:
a link established by experienced professionals between your company and foreign authorities;
assurance of compliance with deadlines (filing of declarations and payment of VAT
comprehensive understanding of the administrative and fiscal characteristics of the country concerned
absence of language barriers
POINTS TO REMEMBER
The tax representative is responsible for registering the third-party company for VAT in Europe.
Certain operations in Europe make the third-party company liable for VAT in the country of operation.
Tax representation enables you to operate like a European company, without the constraints.
To access the list of VAT rates applied by the member countries, consult our dedicated article.
Do you need a VAT number in Europe ? Are you looking for a tax representative ?
HOW DOES THE VAT AUDIT WORK ?
The tax representative ensures your compliance with tax legislation and enables you to deal with your business subject to VAT throughout Europe: above all, it is the most cost-effective way to conduct taxable operations in a country of the European Union.
The representative is responsible for :
ensuring that your company has tax identification to obtain a VAT number
verifying and processing tax documents
preparing local VAT declarations
inputting and filing DEB
managing VAT refund applications
providing assistance in the event of a tax inspection
acting as an intermediary between the third-party company and local
monitoring European and local tax regulations
HOW ASD CAN HELP YOU
ASD Group is a tax firm specialising in international trade management for customs, tax and social formalities. We can help you in every process related to your activity in Europe, such as VAT refund applications, tax representation, domiciliation, etc.
Our experts are at your disposal to simplify the processing of your taxable operations abroad and to provide you with practical assistance in finding solutions to problems you may encounter.
As your tax representative, we shall be the privileged point of contact for the tax and customs authorities to respond to any question concerning you and we shall protect your interests with the tax authorities in France and in cooperation with our partners in 24 countries around the world.
Are you looking for a competent, thorough and experienced professional ? Contact us without delay!
OBTAINING A VAT NUMBER
VAT registration of the third-party company in Europe
ANALYSIS AND CONTROL
Analysis and monthly monitoring of all purchase and sales invoices in Europe
FILING OF VAT DECLARATIONS
Preparation and filing of VAT declarations according to the filing schedule of the country
Filing of Intrastat declarations if thresholds are exceeded
Assistance during tax or customs inspections
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