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EU VAT frequently asked questions

I received a 30-day deadline from Amazon to add a VAT number for my,,, or seller account. What do I need to do?

You must provide a valid VAT number registered for your business in that country, and upload it to Seller Central within 30 days. If you do not complete this step, you may not be allowed to sell on that website.

I received a 30-day deadline but cannot add the required VAT number within 30 days because my VAT number application is in progress. Can I have an extended deadline?

To request an extended deadline, you must inform us that your VAT number application is in progress and confirm that you will be clearing all retrospective payments to the relevant tax authority. Once you make these acknowledgements, you will be given an additional 60 days to provide the VAT number.

Where can I acknowledge and apply for a deadline extension?

Please refer to the email sent from us that requires you to provide a valid VAT number.

Where can I add a VAT number in Seller Central?

Please visit the VAT/GST Registration Numbers page, and enter your available VAT numbers by country.

What is considered a valid VAT number?

In general, a VAT number is valid only when the business name registered for the VAT number matches your legal name in Seller Central.

We can only accept a VAT number issued by the applicable tax authority.

The business name registered for my VAT number does not match my Seller Central legal name because of a clerical mistake. What should I do?

We cannot accept VAT numbers that don’t match your legal name. You must contact the relevant tax authority to either update your business name for the VAT number registered, or request that they provide a new VAT number belonging to the legal name in your seller account.

You may also choose to change your business name in Seller Central, but this may (re)trigger the account verification process, and you will have to provide relevant proof to clear this verification.

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