FBA Seller in France or shipping from there? This article might be interesting for you. Amazon is required by law to provide an annual statement detailing the merchant’s selling activity on Amazon that is related to France. Make sure you meet the regulations and stay tax compliant.
Amazon states that sellers who already meet their French taxes and social security obligations do not need to take any further action. BUT: it is also stated that this is no legal, tax or professional advice. At the end, Amazon sellers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Consulting tax experts makes sense if you want to know if you are on the safe side or if you want to get there. And if you should need to get there, the quicker the better, Now let’s continue with the statement.
What is it for?
This statement is intended to provide sellers a summary of their selling activity in/with France for the preceding year. It shall give an overview to all France-related transactions and shippings and shall encourage to consider the overall tax situation and potential tax liabilities that come along with sales on Amazon.
Is any action required?
As mentioned before, contacting a tax advisor to analyze your obligations is definitely recommended. Especially being VAT registered properly is highly important.
For an easy and smooth handling of VAT registrations, check out the digital registration process from hellotax.
When does an FBA seller have to get a VAT number?
a) warehousing in France in one of Amazon’s fulfillment centers
b) the company was founded in France anyways or
c) the annual distance selling threshold limit was reached.
More information about the tax certificate on Amazon.