By self-declaring your VAT registration exemption status to Amazon, you confirm that you are not required to register for VAT in the 27 EU member states and in the UK, and therefore have no obligation to generate VAT invoices for your customers.
This will help you to:
1. Reduce the manual effort of receipt generation. Amazon will automatically generate and issue a receipt (‘proof of purchase’) for all your sales on your behalf and will make them directly available to customers via their Amazon account.
2. Increase your offer’s visibility to business customers. No VAT will be calculated on the offer listing price and the ‘Downloadable Receipt’ badge will let business customers know that a receipt is available for download, which can help you to increase your sales.
3. Comply with your Amazon Business invoicing policy. Sellers not required to register for VAT and issue VAT invoices on their sales still have to provide a receipt within one working day after dispatch confirmation for orders placed by Amazon Business customers.
A business established in the EU that:
A business primarily established and dispatching only from the UK:
A business established outside the EU and the UK that:
According to the Amazon Business invoicing policy, sellers not required to register for VAT and issue VAT invoices on their sales still have to provide a receipt for orders placed by Amazon Business customers within one working day after order dispatch is confirmed.
No, Amazon’s receipt generation solution is available at no cost to all the eligible VAT registration exempt sellers as long as they fulfil the eligibility requirements.
Once you declare your VAT exemption status to Amazon, you will be able to download the Amazon generated receipt in Manage Orders page in Seller Central. You should find receipts for each of the orders by clicking on Manage invoice under the Action tab.
If you are required to or have registered for VAT, you need to withdraw your VAT registration exemption status and issue VAT invoices. Please review with your tax advisor and consider enrolling in Amazon’s free VAT Calculation service. Review VAT registration exemption Terms and Conditions for further details.
Note that Amazon’s receipt generation solution requires approximately 30 minutes for the changes to come into effect in the system. Sellers are advised to monitor their transactions for the period the activation is being made and make corrections as required.
Once Amazon generates a receipt on behalf of the sellers, customers will be able to download the receipt on Your Orders page.