Hi to all Sellers!
My Amazon seller account was suspended a few days ago pending verification of my business and tax documents.
I am a sole trader based in Ireland and use UK FBA.
I am registered for VAT in the UK and have a UK VAT number.
I uploaded my UK VAT certificate for verification which has continually prompted the verifications team to ask for my UTR number.
Overseas sellers can be registered for and pay UK VAT without having a UTR number
but unfortunately, the verification process does not seem to allow for this.
I am registered as a sole trader in Ireland and have and Irish tax number. I pay my income taxes in Ireland.
I pay UK VAT to HMRC but I file my tax return in Ireland, so I have the Irish equivalent of a UTR number, known as a PPS number here.
I use “Vat Services on Amazon” to calculate and file my UK VAT returns. Avalara is my UK agent and their address is on my VAT certificate.
I think the solution to my verification problem now will be to try and have Irish tax documents verified instead of uploading my UK VAT cert.
If someone from the verifications team happens to read this please take note that overseas sellers registered for VAT in the UK are not issued a UTR number by default.
Fingers crossed I can my documents verified today and have my suspension lifted.