We take care of your VAT obligations in Europe

As an entrepreneur you always have to deal with VAT, even if you are exempt from VAT. Just think of the purchase of goods or services. What matters is that you meet VAT obligations as efficiently and effectively as possible. Whether this concerns the import or export of goods (inside or outside the European Union) or your administration and invoicing obligations. VAT representation (legally an option since 1992) allows companies to market their products in Europe without creating a permanent establishment in the countries of sales. Our VAT specialists take care of these VAT obligations in Europe and guide the following topics, among others:

  • Sales of goods to companies based in other countries of the European Union;
  • Purchases of goods within the European Union;
  • Sales of products outside the European Union;
  • Sales of products to private individuals;
  • Exports of goods outside the European Union.
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Benefits as a result of sharp and distinctive VAT advice

Benefits of VAT representation

The appointment of a VAT representative offers great benefits for companies established outside the Netherlands. By appointing a VAT representative, your company can use the Dutch import-VAT deferment license so your company does not have to finance the import-VAT due for goods imported from non-EU countries into the Netherlands. For companies established outside the EU, selling goods via internet to private individuals in the Netherlands, it is mandatory to appoint a VAT representative.

We think in solutions

Issues related to VAT are often complex and also change regularly due to changes in tax legislation. It is therefore not surprising that you call in a specialist who will help you in a practical and expert manner and prevents discussions with the tax authorities. With our experienced VAT specialists you are assured of the right knowledge and guidance. VAT problems are nipped in the bud in this way. Working with our specialists often means you'll save money instead of spending money.


VAT position: profit and non-profit

We map the VAT position of both SME (+) companies and (mid-) corporates. We have also built up a solid track record within non-profit, with exempted entrepreneurs and organizations. For example, we support a considerable number of large healthcare institutions and educational institutions (see also our 'healthcare' team). Examples of areas for attention: the tax qualification of subsidies, how to purchase (expensive) goods or (e.g) real estate as taxfriendly as possible, VAT exemptions, right to VAT deduction, VAT scans.

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Collaborate; local, national and international

We strongly believe in partnerships and have a broad professional network. In this network, various important disciplines complement each other (e.g. accountants, notaries, corporate finance, pensions consultants). Locally we can always offer a suitable partner for issues that sometimes border on taxation, both in The Netherlands and abroad. Our customers can therefore focus on their core business and make the difference in their own market. As a client of Forward Tax Lawyers you benefit automatically and directly from this wide network.

In trouble with the tax authorities

If you unexpectedly encounter problems with the tax authorities, you can also contact us. We regularly guide entrepreneurs and private individuals in book surveys, objection- and appeal procedures. We are there for you, both in difficult and pleasant circumstances, to guide you in current tax opportunities and to limit risks.

Work on the things your are passionate about

An entrepreneur knows that he/she can spend the best time in things where passion and pleasure arise. For most entrepreneurs, this passion and ambition can not be found in the handling of tax issues. Please contact our tax specialists and you will be helped quickly and thoroughly.

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