Amazon Belgium is officially online!
Global sellers can now start selling on Amazon!
With the blessing of the new Belgian site, Amazon already has 16 sites in Europe, including 9 major entry sites (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium) and 7 major exporting countries (Austria, Switzerland) , Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, Czech Republic, Greece)! The territory is vast and the potential is greatly increased!
Amazon Belgium is officially opened. What tax knowledge do you need to know about cross-border e-commerce sellers? Let the editor take you to understand the Belgian VAT~
Belgian VAT details:
① If the company is established outside the EU , the seller uses a warehouse in Belgium, and the goods are stored in the warehouse in Belgium, you need to register a local VAT number.
② The company is established in the EU and does not store goods in Belgium, but the sales exceed the distance selling threshold of 10,000 euros (shipping from another EU country), it needs to register a local VAT tax number.
Once the registration is approved, a Belgian VAT number will be issued. This number consists of the prefix BE followed by ten digits, eg BE1234567890.
Documents required to register a Belgian VAT number
￭ Business license ￭ Legal person ID
￭Articles of Association ￭VAT certificates of other EU countries, etc.
￭ Please consult your tax agent in detail for other information required
Application method and deadline
The Belgian declaration methods include monthly and quarterly reports , and the deadline for declaration is the 20th of the month.
For example: declare sales in January, and the deadline for declaration is February 20. Declared April-June sales, the deadline is July 20.
Penalties for late VAT registration vary from €100 to €500 .
If the VAT is delayed due to overdue registration, an administrative penalty of 10% – 20% of the value-added tax amount may be imposed, and the overdue tax will be levied at a monthly interest of 0.8%.
Non-EU businesses selling in Belgium need to appoint a financial representative and complete VAT registration and filing. The Financial Representative is jointly and severally liable for any unpaid VAT, interest or penalties . The Belgian financial representative must be resident in the country .