Recently, the editor has received important notices from many sellers releasing Amazon's [VAT compliance operation in Germany]
Why am I getting this notification?Let me explain to you
This is the Amazon Fulfillment Central Europe Program. In short, as long as sellers participate in the Central European Program, they need to register for VAT numbers in Poland and the Czech Republic. Because choosing the China-Europe plan is equivalent to authorizing Amazon to freely allocate your inventory in warehouses in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland, even if it is just a transfer of goods, according to the tax laws of these two countries, you need to declare the data of the transfer. Therefore, it is also necessary to register the VAT number of these two countries. Amazon will automatically distribute your inventory to different countries based on the proximity principle.
Joining the Central European Program can waive the delivery fee of €0.26 per item shipped from the German fulfillment center, so many sellers choose to join the Central European Program.
Benefits of Joining the Central European Program If sellers choose to store in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic; save up to €0.35 per FBA item shipped from Germany. However, in Poland and the Czech Republic there is an obligation to pay VAT.
If you have a headache, have you participated? Sellers can check whether they have joined in the background. If they have joined, they will immediately check whether there is inventory in Poland and Czech Republic. If there is, they must register for Polish and Czech VAT.
What if I do not register?
1. The Amazon platform will check the tax non-compliance and restrict the sales of your EU country sites; directly restrict store sales;
2. If the Polish-Czech warehouse has been activated locally and has not been registered, there will be corresponding tax penalties. Overdue submission or unregistered VAT will result in possible loss of income calculation penalties;
3. It will affect the sales of the German site, and the store will be seriously closed.
In addition, the editor reminds the seller that it is not to close him after opening the China-Europe plan, that is, not to register for VAT.
As long as there is a local start-up Polish or Czech stock. It is also necessary to register for a Polish or Czech VAT number.