In some member states of the EU, appointing a tax representative is a legal obligation for all companies established outside of the EU that perform taxable operations within the European territory:
Failing to appoint a tax representative is heavily punished by the European tax administrations and makes companies ineligible for VAT refund.
Moreover, please do note that European partners (furnishers, suppliers, clients, marketplaces…) systematically refuse to deal with non-European companies that failed to appoint a tax representative, as it would be too risky for them.
Beyond the legal obligation, tax representation is a simple and economical alternative to physical implantation by creating a branch or a subsidiary.
In fact, tax representation allows foreign companies to enter the European market while avoiding the costs and constraints of physical implantation that involves the creation of a structure and the management of a separate accounting.
In particular, a foreign company that has appointed a tax representative in an EU member state will not be subjected to the corporate tax in this member state.
The activity is completely remote-controlled from abroad through the tax representative who will handle all the VAT-related obligations required by the local tax administration: obtention of a VAT number, submission of periodic declarations and VAT payment, submission of requests for VAT refund, etc…
Intra-community VAT is a complex subject, constantly evolving. It requires an extremely detailed expertise.
By choosing ASD Group, you will receive support from a team of intra-community VAT tax experts. They will back you up day to day and help secure your activity.
Choosing ASD Group also means choosing a reliable partner that has been working with European tax administrations for over 20 years. We will be the guarantor of your business in the EU and of your reputation with the European tax services.
ASD Group is also a network of branches located in 25 countries within and outside the European Union.
The transformation and digitalisation of tax are becoming more widespread.
So as to be at the forefront of these digital tax issues, ASD Group has invested in developing platforms for online services, which make managing requirements and exchanges between taxpayers and the tax office much easier.