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Pan eu vat registration

by Seller_tCDEF3Oga24wr

Hi Folks,

I am a UK seller not yet registered for VAT in the UK. Can I apply for German VAT and enrol in the PAN EU program to store my inventory there? I want to keep my goods only in the german and UK markets. Thanks

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Seller_7VbclcPFFRTnc
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You’ll need
An importer of record and fiscal representation in Germany
And EPR registration too

German vat registration I believe is a minimum of 2 years

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Seller_tCDEF3Oga24wr
In reply to: Seller_tCDEF3Oga24wr’s post

Hi, If I get VAT registration for Germany with an Ltd company in the UK, as you mentioned, then is it possible to store my goods in Germany and use the PAN-Europeon program between UK and Germany? Thanks

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Seller_tCDEF3Oga24wr
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Hi, I have already got an Ltd company; just sorting out German VAT registration now,

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Seller_tCDEF3Oga24wr
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I already did; Amazon customer service was brilliant. It took only two days, and listings were deactivated for 1-2 hours.

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Seller_tCDEF3Oga24wr
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Yes, it is all about how you prepare your docs. If you have everything in hand, it’s a lot quicker; I have a few appointments with german accountants to get as much information as possible before jumping in. For example, I needed clarification if I needed VAT registration for two EU countries for the PAN-Europeon program or if I could register only with Germany and store my goods there.

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Seller_tCDEF3Oga24wr
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I want to start with Germany first. Then, I will extend to France. How long does it take for the VAT number?

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Seller_qZO3ZCjoBXEeL
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It used to be that technically you could, but in practice it was impossible to register for an EU VAT number without also being VAT registered in your home marketplace. I don’t know if this has changed.

Remember that once you are VAT registered anywhere, you can no longer apply for VAT exemption status (as Amazon call it) so you’ll be paying VAT on all your UK fees (and unable to recover them) - assuming you’ve already exempted yourself. Also if you are using VAT exemption for invoice generation that will stop so you’ll have to manually create your UK invoices.

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Seller_tCDEF3Oga24wr
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Hi, Thank you so much for your efforts to find a solution for me. I will update once all is sorted.

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