Plea for help as I have not gotten very far with Amazon SS, Avalara or some other “tax advisers” I have posed the question to.
I sell FBA on Amazon and my products are VAT-exempt in both the UK and the EU (yes, zero VAT). The business is registered in the UK and there, the no-tax works just fine.
I recently started selling in the EU, sending stock to German FBA from inside the EU. The listings all have a NO_TAX code, I have a German VAT number etc etc, but Amazon still insists on charging me VAT as I am a “deemed reseller”.
One idea I am playing with is to set up a EU subsidiary, maybe Ireland, so that I can have an EU presence/substance and perhaps the issue will go away.
Has anybody here gone down that route? Or similar, with some kind of fiscal representative or another solution? Really struggling to get a clear answer from anyone on this.
Does Amazon allow one seller account to have both a UK and EU address / be dually registered?
If there are Seller Uni guidance on this, apologies in advance but I didn’t find anything…
Any ideas, referrals to advisers, general tips etc very welcome!!!