A Potential EU VAT Registration Change for (Some) Non-EU Retailers

Online retailers based outside of the European Union (EU) have an extra incentive to scrutinize new rules that will take effect next year: They may no longer need to register for VAT.

These rules, scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2021, are designed to establish a level playing field, but they will also create new compliance obligations for some companies while creating additional uncertainty for others. Whether—and how—these rules apply will in many cases depend on a company’s business and/or distribution models, as well as structure (e.g., the number of legal entities it has).

Source: Vertex