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How can I find the VAT Nr of an organisation by looking at a money transfer?

I have an app in multiple appstores (ios, android, windows). I have received money from transactions in these stores, and the VAT is taken care of by the stores. Now I have to do my tax administration ...
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Is it a legal requirement to put your VAT number on a receipt? [closed]

Someone recently complained to our business that our receipts didn't have our VAT number on them. If anyone ever requests a VAT receipt/invoice then we draw one up manually, otherwise, we just issue ...
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Do I pay vat on digital goods from EU in the UK?

As a B2C purchase I am wondering if I should be charged for VAT. The company is from Spain I am from the UK I have found it hard to pinpoint an answer for this online.
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Should I Charge Customers VAT Before Receiving My VAT Number?

I am very close to surpassing the VAT threshold. I’ve currently taken £80,525, and my next payment is due on Thursday. I told my client that I will have to charge them VAT on the next payment, which ...
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Do I pay UK VAT for digital services provided to a company in Denmark?

My situation I'm a UK based freelancer who provides website development services. I'm a limited company and VAT registered. I provide my services on an online platform based in Denmark. This platform ...
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Filing a VAT report on exports from EU to UK

I'm exporting services (no goods) from the Czech Republic to the UK. Until now, based on the Czech and EU regulations, I put no VAT charges on the invoices; however, I still had to report the amount ...
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Haven't charged clients VAT for a year (stupid I know), but approaching VAT threshold

When I set up my business at the start of this year, I did so with haste (and now regret), and screwed a few things up from the start. One of these is the fact that I don't currently charge my clients ...
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How to handle/calculate/store prices with or without VAT in software

My company handles prices and payments through our software where we typically store price without VAT in whole unit with 2 decimal places and VAT with 1 decimal place. Generally speaking my question ...
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Is a Tax Identification Number (TIN) or Value Added Tax Identification Number (VAT) the same as a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEI)?

I am writing a project for financial research support of a specific item and the public announcement asks me for the institution's TIN number (Tax Identification Number) or the Value Added Tax ...
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Do businesses make a profit on VAT?

According to my understanding, VAT is the tax paid by the consumer on value added at each step. For example, suppose VAT is 10%. A farmer produces tomato and sells for $10 to a packaging company. ...
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What VAT rate to charge for intra-EU sales?

I am VAT registered in 2 EU states and often sell to other EU states where I am not registered for VAT as I am under the distance selling threshold. One thing is still not entirely clear to me is what ...
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How to best handle VAT/Sales Tax/GST on sale of Apps in Google Play Store & Apple App Store

As I understand it, Apple and Google charge, collect and remit the necessary Sales tax, VAT and GST for the majority of territories you could possibly want to sell your app into. That being said, I am ...
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Do US delivery companies pay out insurance if the declared value of a package is $0?

I'm in the UK and about 6 months ago I sent some sports cards to a friend of mine in the US to get professionally graded through PSA✝. This took a while due to the pandemic, but PSA has now returned ...
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Supposing the same amount, has a contractor the same cost (6K + VAT) of a employee (6K) for a company?

If you are a employee, supposing a gross salary of 6000 gbp for 12 months, excluding taxes and NI, you could earn monthly about 4200 gbp (according with a tax calculator https://www.moneysavingexpert....
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Are US based Internet services subject to VAT for EU customers?

Backblaze is a company based in USA which provides Internet services. For its services EU customers are charged VAT based on their place of residence which is assumed to be the same as the one on ...
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Why is VAT charged on silver coins in the UK?

I am at a loss as to why VAT is applied to silver coins in the UK even though they are technically legal tender? Also for the law to be fair would you not have to charge VAT on gold coins too (which ...
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Accounting for VAT on App Store sales as a UK VAT-registered company

UK VAT-registered company considering selling apps/games online (things like Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Microsoft Windows Store, Steam) and also earning via affiliate programs like Amazon ...
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Do I pay VAT in my country on used machines bought between 2 EU countries

I am purchasing an used book binding machine from Poland to Slovakia. I am not registered for VAT as I didn't exceed the legal limit obliging me to do so, however I do have VAT ID number for receiving ...
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Extract VAT with ghost cent

I have to write a math calculation to exctract VAT from a gross amount, but I think many online calculator are missing some particular cases. Let's say we have 10% of VAT and a gross amount of 5.00€ ...
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VAT on goods imported from EU

When reselling goods from EU, how do I calculate profits, margins and tax due as self-employed in the UK, without overpaying on tax twice? As an example, I purchase a sofa from Portugal at gross 984 ...
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If I travel to Finland to pick up a purchase and pay the outstanding price in the EU do I have to pay VAT?

I'm thinking about getting a musical instrument made by a maker in Finland. At the moment without VAT it's cheaper than if I have it built in Australia, where I am from. I currently need to pay €700 ...
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Do payments into my bank account in the day to day business of managing my friend's/client's property count as MY turnover? (England)

I helped a friend manage her property on Airbnb. The Airbnb money went into my account, the costs came out of my account and I transferred to her 50% of the profit (keeping the other 50% for myself)....
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How does EU VAT work for physical service provided in non-home member state?

Assume I'm a VAT registered sole trader in Austria working as a handyman. As a one off, I go to Germany and paint a wall for a non-business, that is consumer. Which VAT rate is applicable and how do I ...
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VAT on building work

I have a quote for an extension which is £95 000 +VAT. I have been told by a friend who is a project manager/builder, that I could avoid paying this VAT if I set up a joint account with the builder to ...
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When moving EU -> EU, where to pay VAT on moving services?

I'm relocating from one EU country to another. The origin country has 18% VAT, the destination has 23% VAT. I purchase the service in the origin country; the mover is trying to charge me the ...
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Accounting for VAT (and expenditure) on credit purchase

I'm VAT-registered. Suppose I buy something related to the business on credit (3% for 24 months) for £3000 (£2,500 ex-VAT plus £500 VAT). (These amounts are totally made up.) The payments are £128.94/...
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What's the point of a 20% (alias 16.5%) VAT flat rate in UK?

The normal VAT in UK is already 20%. Note that 16.5% VAT flat rate for £100 is not £16.5 but £20.0. HMRC does not calculate like any other country I know. The 16.5% is calculated on the invoiced ...
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As a UK LTD Company should my allowable expense claims be inclusive of VAT

I'm starting a LTD company in the UK and have a question surrounding the way that allowable expenses are claimed. I understand that this question has probably been asked numerous times but no matter ...
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Would I need to pay VAT on this income?

Suppose I am self-employed i.e. autónomo in Spain. I work for an Estonian company and I send them bills. They will pay me the bills back. From the amount the pay me, do I need to declare and ...
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On what amount am I supposed to pay VAT for sales?

My question comes after reading this article about Amazon paying just £15 million in tax for European revenues of over £9 billion. Here, I am confused about when businesses pay VAT (VALUE ADDED TAX). ...
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Paying VAT in foreign counties

I'm planning to sell (my own) software (yearly license actually) online, worldwide, from my Europe based company, business to business only. I'm really not into any financial topics but reading about ...
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Why isn't the `flat rate scheme` favourable for Limited Companies anymore?

I have been registered as flat rate scheme since 2012. At which point I kept 12.5% (working in IT) of my vat invoices. However in 2017 they changed the laws on the % I believe. My accountant said I ...
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Do I need to pay UK VAT for an online service paid for with a UK credit card when I'm resident elsewhere?

I want to pay for a VPN service with my UK credit card but I've recently moved to Japan. On the form I can select Japan or the UK but Japan won't charge a sales tax so it's obviously a better deal ...
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Do I need to pay tax if I use my own bank account for collected money for a booked hotel in the UK?

We are organizing an event in the UK and we need to book a hotel for about 200 attendees. The booking fee of about 4,000 pounds is to be shared by all the people. Since we have no company bank ...
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How to deal with discount when invoice has multiple line items and multiple tax rates?

I am stumped at how to work out the tax for an invoice, when discounts are applied to invoices that have multiple line items with multiple tax rates? See my example invoice below: SomeItemOne(Tax: 20%...
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Calculate order discount correctly when Tax is set per unit?

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I could not find an answer when I searched. Lets say I have an invoice with 3 line items shown below (All excluding tax) SomeItemOne - Cost:£2.45 | Qty:1 ...
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What happens when I make purchases on Amazon as a company but I don't register the VAT invoice?

I have a company in Europe. If I use my Amazon business account to buy work related stuff, I don't pay the VAT. What would happen if I used my personal credit card rather than the company card to ...
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If I'm voluntarily VAT registered, but under the threshold, do I have to charge vat?

Suppose I'm voluntarily VAT registered in the UK. But my turnover is less than £85k. Do I have to charge my customers VAT on my products and services? Put another way, in such circumstances am I only ...
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Buying goods from the US in a business based in France: the business refuses to remove the VAT. Can I get the VAT reimbursed?

I live in California, USA. I plan to purchase ~500 EUR worth of goods by phone from a French business that will send me the goods by mail. I am aware that the business may choose not to charge me VAT,...
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Do I have to pay VAT when buying goods from the US in a business based in France?

I live in California, USA. I plan to purchase ~500 EUR worth of goods by phone from a French business that will send me the goods by mail. Do I have to pay the French VAT, California sales taxes, or ...
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Consultancy tax & VAT

I am an employee in the UK on a mid-income contract, and my income gets taxed through my employer's HR, without action needed from me. My contract allows me to do some bits of private consultancy, for ...
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Tax/VAT when buying from USA in Argentina?

I am going to Argentina for a month, and are therefore wondering if I can buy things (wooden puzzles) from the US and receive them in Argentina without having to pay tax/VAT? Or is there perhaps a ...
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Should I pay a company who failed to collect VAT from me over 6 months ago?

Nearly 7 months ago I purchased some software for $12.99 from an company in the USA. I didn't check at the time whether that price included VAT as in the EU: You have to be clearly informed about ...
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VAT on Services Supplied Pre-Registration

A (natural) person supplies a service in the first three months of a year. He issues three invoices dated 3 February, 3 March and 3 April and receives payment on 10 February, 10 March and 10 April ...
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Is it acceptable to always have the same end price regardless of applicable VAT?

I want to offer a VAT-applicable item in a German e-shop and I want its end price for customers to always be the same, regardless of applicable VAT. So if I'm e.g. selling from Germany and shipping ...
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What do I need as documentation in order to pay taxes in the Netherlands?

I am starting a web-shop for the first time ever. I don't really have that much knowledge for this type of stuff because I have never studied anything business related so I have a few problems. I need ...
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Why do VAT-registered businesses in the EU charge VAT to each other?

As far as I understand, if a VAT-registered company A sells goods to a VAT-registered company B within the same country, it still has to charge VAT to company B. Company B can then request a refund ...
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Import/VAT implications of using Google Cloud services in EU

I am considering using Google Cloud services as a competitor in a Kaggle competition. To encourage new use - and likely due to recent acquisition of Kaggle by Google - the cloud service is offering an ...
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Tax for Basket with Coupon containing two different VAT rates

Imagine an online basket with 2 items in it, each with different VAT rates. A fixed amount coupon is then applied to the basket. How should the net/tax for this basket be accounted for? Example: ╔═══...
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Buying a Watch at an Airport

I have been saving for years to buy my dream watch and I can now afford one. There is a shop at Gatwick Airport I can order the watch from and I get 16.6% off the retail/high-street price. I have been ...