Dear sellers, if you want to sell compliantly in Germany recently, you need to pay special attention to the following two things.
The first is tax compliance. Recently, many German site sellers have received a notice from Amazon "[Urgent] Update your company name or tax address to comply with the new German VAT regulations, requiring sellers to pay attention to the VAT certificate above. The company name/address is consistent with the information on Amazon Seller Central.
The second is the fulfillment of obligations related to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).
Is it okay for sellers who have been notified not to change their address?
No. _ The new German VAT law requires merchants' business name and tax address on the Tax Settings page of Seller Central to match data in the German Federal Central Tax Office database.That is, the company name and address corresponding to the uploaded VAT number must be consistent with the company name and address of Amazon Seller Central
The following is the operation tutorial of Amazon German tax compliance. Sellers who do not know how to operate are recommended to read it carefully!
1. Where can I see my business name/tax address?
Sellers friends can compare the name and address shown on the VAT registration confirmation (Bescheid über die Erteilung einer Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer) received from the German tax authority with the information you provide on Seller Central to determine whether the address is Consistent.
1. If the wrong information is found in the VAT confirmation:
Sellers should contact the appropriate German tax authority or your tax agent to provide updated information. After modifying the details, remember to attach the confirmation letter from the tax authority and provide relevant supporting documents through de-vat-number-appeals@ (English is recommended). If the modification of the application is in progress and has not yet taken effect, you can report the current modification progress to the Amazon team to avoid affecting the account status.
2. If the error message is found in Amazon Seller Central:
①Log in to Seller Central, and access the "Business and Contact Information" tab from Identity Information
②Click "click to provide information" next to the legal entity name so that the legal business name can be updated
③ After making changes, click "Save" below, and then click "Submit for Verification" at the top;
④ Send an email to de-vat-number-appeals@ to confirm the change (it is recommended to send the email in English and be sure to send the email with your own Amazon registered email address, and indicate the seller ID and VAT certificate), and attach the screenshot of the modification. .Please note that this is required in order for the platform to confirm that you have taken the appropriate action
①Log in to the seller platform and check the tax settings;
②Click the "Edit" button next to the associated VAT number;
③In the pop-up window, select the correct address or enter a new address;
★ Note, if the correct tax address does not exist in the pop-up window, you must make changes in the "Company and Contact Information", when done, go back to the tax settings and select the registered business address in the pop-up window.
④Send an e-mail to de-vat-number-appeals@ (send the e-mail in English and be sure to send the e-mail with your Amazon registered email address, and indicate the seller ID and VAT certificate), attach the new address in the tax settings Screenshots
The Amazon team will verify the seller's new details within 2-3 business days of receiving the seller's email.
PS: If the seller friends confirm that their data information is matched, it is only because the tax certificate address is shortened due to the character limit of the tax bureau, which leads to a mismatch with the Amazon seller platform information, remember to send an email to de-vat-number in time -appeals@, explain the situation and avoid affecting the sales of your own store. Remember to attach evidence to the email: correspondence with the tax bureau, screenshots of tax certificates, etc.
If your VAT number is issued to an individual who is a sole proprietor, you will need to change the company name in the company information field to the name written on the VAT certificate, or add the person holding the VAT number to the company name Name (Example: Amazon Ltd. Zhang San)
If a seller's friend's product is subject to compulsory measures by the Amazon platform due to non-compliance with the German packaging law, how to restore the normal sales of the product?
The extension of EPR producer responsibility will not be introduced here in detail. If you need to know, you can search for Amazon's new regulations on Wanliqing's official account or click →
If the seller's product is subject to compulsory measures, he will receive a notification email from the platform. Generally speaking, the operation can be completed according to the instructions in the email content. After uploading the registration number, it is expected to pass the verification within 5 working days, and then the seller will restart the sale of the affected products.
The above is the content about tax and packaging law compliance in this issue. If you need such services, you can follow Wanliqing's official account/mini program or scan the code to learn more!