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VAT registration in the EU



VAT registration in a foreign country is often a necessary and difficult task. Foreign entities, regardless of the legal form of the company, must meet complex documentation requirements and follow local procedures. Understanding local regulations, language and culture is essential for successful registration and obtaining a VAT (EU VAT) certificate. Few companies have the in-house expertise to handle foreign VAT registrations and settlements. Choosing Duni EFF is a natural step to avoid problems and unnecessary costs when it comes to VAT Compliance.

International VAT registration can apply to companies that:

sell goods or services over the Internet to individuals and institutional entities

have or intend to open warehouses in other countries

ship goods to individuals through local sorting and storage facilities

ship machines to various countries (with installation services)

sell tickets for conferences

provide real estate services


We offer comprehensive assistance with VAT registration
on a global scale

Please see our offer in selected countries below


If you do not find a country where you need to register for VAT on the map above, please contact us. Thanks to our extensive network of partners, we are able to offer greater territorial coverage if the need arises.

It's worth mentioning that once a company is successfully registered for VAT, it is legally obliged to submit recurring VAT returns to the local tax office, which you can read more about here.



If a VAT-registered company in an EU country ceases to conduct EU transactions or changes its sales model, the entrepreneur is obliged to notify the local Tax Office, which, after analyzing the documentation and tax settlements, may decide to deregister the entity from the national active business register. Such a scenario can take place at the request of the entrepreneur, but also at the initiative of the local Tax Office, if the institution notes a long-term lack of sales and any other activity, or in the case of persistent non-compliance with tax law, including payment of VAT financial obligations. Some EU countries have a minimum period for remaining an active VAT taxpayer after successful registration, which is why in some scenarios we recommend our clients to submit zero-rated VAT returns - NIL - until this period expires. Naturally, the deregistration process will not be completed if the Tax Authority has doubts about previous tax returns, is awaiting payment of outstanding VAT, or a tax audit is underway. The process can be convoluted, especially due to cultural differences and language barriers, which is why, as Duni EFF, we support our clients through the process, with a particular focus on advising if and when deregistration will be most effective.

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Do you sell your products online?

Are you planning a foreign market expansion of your business? Are you starting selling on Amazon or eBay? Did your company exceed sales thresholds in cross-border selling and you are obliged to register for VAT in the recipient countries?

Ian Knapton
UK Sales Director

Clients about EFF

  • We are happy to recommend EFF company thanks to our successful cooperation so far. High quality of performed services, high availability and a wide scope of their offer are of a great value. Their trustworthiness is based on professional business service and efficient communication with a client.
    Agnieszka Strycharz
    Chief Accountant, Monolith Group
  • We have the pleasure to work with Duni EFF within VAT Compliance services, which we can honestly recommend for any company seeking a professional support in tax related problems or similar. We can always count on their reliable advice and prompt answers to all of our questions. Duni EFF experts’ big commitment and individual approach to a client cannot go unnoticed. Their high competence and vast professional knowledge ensure all our needs are met and it facilitates efficient cooperation.
    Małgorzata Łysio
    Administration Specialist,
  • Across the years of working with Duni EFF, we developed a fantastic professional relationship. Their services to us included AR and AP and I have to say, nothing was ever too much or too little for them to help us with. They were very efficient and knowledgeable, you could say I learned a thing or two from them! It was a pleasure to work with them.
    Sophie Thompson
    Payroll Specialist, Cloetta UK
  • Duni EFF are tax professionals in the European Union. In cooperation with them, I especially appreciate the individual approach to each case. In international sales, there are often non-standard situations, from which they always find a way out. Their experts have extensive knowledge and provide it in a very accessible way. Duni EFF is a proven, reliable partner in business.
    Miłosz Wójcik
    Chief Product Officer Nethansa
  • We at Euroflorist are very pleased with EFF's high competence and ability to adapt to our changing needs.
    Per Gränse
    CEO, Euroflorist
  • During our 5-years of cooperation with EFF we have significantly reduced operating costs and improved quality and transparency of our processes. Very positive and somewhat unexpected for us is how fast and smooth implementations have been.
    Hans Petterson
    Finance Director
  • I would strongly recommend the services of EFF. We have transferred a large part of our AP processes to EFF. The transfer was very efficient and unbureaucratic. The employees of EFF are very ambitious, focused and it is a pleasure to work with them. Thus we were able to increase the reliability and quality of our AP with the same number of employees. Through the competence and experience of EFF, at a good value for money, we can concentrate better on our main business.
    Jorg Schulz
    Sales Director
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