Non-EU company selling via a marketplace within one EU country
Based on the nature of the transactions, the responsibilities are the following
The seller based outside the EU is selling goods through the marketplace. The goods are sold locally within one EU country.For VAT purposes the marketplace qualifies as a “deemed supplier” for this transaction, regarded as if he is purchasing the goods from the seller and then selling them to consumers. The marketplace should register for VAT and charge local VAT at the checkout. He has to register in each country, where the local sales are performed or can use One Stop Shop (OSS) scheme. Under the OSS he registers only in the EU country where he is established (if the marketplace is based in the EU) and reports and pays VAT via its OSS return covering all EU countries.The OSS returns can be used only for sales of goods from one EU country to another, local sales facilitated by the marketplace and B2C services, any other transactions should be included in standard VAT returns. Also, the marketplace still needs a standard VAT registration in the country of its EU establishment.
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