helps online retailers trade internationally and successfully without being burdened by complex VAT legislation.

There are European Union (EU) VAT rules which will affect you if you are selling online to private customers in Europe.  

  • The EU VAT distance selling rules – if you sell over the set thresholds in the EU (€35,000 in most EU countries, except Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, UK – where it is €100,000 or equivalent) local VAT registrations are required in those countries.

  • VAT Obligations when using fulfilment centres within the EU – if stock is held in an EU country for onward sale to private individuals, this triggers an immediate need to VAT register in that country.

The EU tax authorities can, and do, issue penalties and interest payments for late or non-compliance.  Not knowing these rules could be the difference between the success and failure of your business. work in partnership with Brightpearl to ensure that Brightpearl’s customers are aware of these EU VAT obligations. provides VAT Registrations and VAT Returns in the 28 EU countries and beyond where local laws prevail.


" has provided a European VAT registration and returns service for our company for the last couple of years.  I would not hesitate to recommend them to any online retailer looking for international VAT compliance support as we found the team to be professional, knowledgeable and accessible.
- Andrew Redstone, Director, Gridstop Limited


Hove, UK

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