EU VAT Return

From 1st July 2021, online sellers can start using the quarterly OSS VAT return for B2C cross border transactions, while the old country specific distance selling VAT thresholds will be withdrawn.

What are the main benefits of OSS?

OSS is designed to simplify the European VAT return filing system for businesses, on the long term. For now, while the tax offices are setting up the registration process and businesses are getting registered and learning about the new laws, you might use some help to understand things.

One-Stop-Shop Solution

provided by hellotax

  1. Automated identification of B2C sales
  2. Automated determination of your tax rates
  3. Handling of OSS registration and reports
  4. Quality control for your transactions


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Frequently Asked Questions

No, only cross border B2C (Business to consumer) sales will be included in your VAT OSS report.

Yes, you need to report domestic sales in the standard country VAT return. And if you store in other countries you need to report those countries domestic sales as well in their local vat reports.

Yes, we can help you register for VAT OSS in the following countries: Italy, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, and Ireland. Order your VAT OSS registration here.

Yes, your report needs to match with the VAT OSS structure. It needs to cover all your B2C cross-border sales from all the dispatching countries and we can provide you with the ready-to-file report for all countries and also file it for you in Italy, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, and Ireland.

The VAT OSS report can be filed by anyone that you have registered authorisation for (in some countries you might be limited to authorising only licenced accountants or tax advisors).
We can do this for you in the following countries: Italy, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, and Ireland.

Yes, starting from 1st July 2021 all sales to these countries can be reported in the VAT OSS report. If you register for OSS then you will be able to deregister your VAT ID in the countries where you do not store.

No, you can stay with standard reporting but this will mean that you might have to register in all EU states in which you sell your products to.
There are no longer individual distance sales thresholds starting the 1st of July 2021, instead there is a single distance selling threshold of 10,000 euro for Europe, applying to EU sellers only.

To minimize your administrative costs it is advised to use the VAT OSS reporting option. Book a free consultation to find out what suits best to you.

Yes, non-EU companies can choose the country in which they will get registered for VAT OSS, the only condition is that they have a standard VAT registration in that country.

No, in the VAT OSS report we include only B2C sales. B2B transactions would be reported via the standard way. Read more about VAT OSS regulations here.

Yes, you need to report B2B cross-border transactions (Intracommunity transactions) in the EC list. OSS is just for B2C transactions.

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