Whilst French VAT registration is looming over us I thought I would ask the question about the life of VAT registration.
Like many sellers a few years ago I ticked pan-euro FBA thinking that stock would be stored in the UK and then shipped to the various countries. Before anyone chimes in with the ‘you are responsible for knowing this’ or ‘why didn’t you check’ well I didn’t. As a consequence some of our stock was stored in the euro countries. I think we sold a grand total of 80 euros across all countries via pan-euro in a year
It’s a waste of time registering for VAT in any of these countries. We have since stopped all pan-euro. So my question is when can you re-sell via your dashboard to these countries from the UK? Is it a year of no products in warehouses outside the UK or 5 years or 7 years? All provided you stay below the threshold for VAT in said country.
It’s not the end of the world for us but it would be useful to know.