VATKO - Tax Representation

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If you (an entrepreneur established outside the European Union (EU)) want to do business at the EU market and sell goods from a warehouse in The Netherlands you need VATKO as your tax representative.

Import goods in the EU & VAT

More and more companies from outside the EU want to sell / import their products in the EU.
The economic climate is improving. More and more companies from outside the EU want to sell / import their products in the EU.

Establishment of a company or branche

The company may choose to set up a company in the Netherlands.
The company may choose to set up a company in the Netherlands, for example in the form of a private company or a permanent establishment (branch).

Import in the EU without a company or branche

When the amounts and the number of transactions are limited.
When delivering the products to other companies (B2B, both inside and outside the EU), the company makes use of deferral of the VAT to the customer

Import using a TAX representation

When the amounts and the number of transactions increase
By choosing to make use of a tax representative, at the border no VAT is required

General
TAX representation

Vatko performs her services with a license for general tax representation. This means:
  • Each client has its own VAT identification number
  • Per client a license is requested and obtained for
  • Dutch Tax Authority (DTA) demands a securityper client based on sales and VAT criteria of that client
  • The liability of the service provider (Vatko) for post payments is limited to the security that the DTA has set for the year. Please note that the service provider will ask for securities of the client for the previous four years in which the client has made use of fiscal representation

Limited
TAX Representation

Other logistic service companies also offer limited tax representation:
  • Tax returns are filed for all clients under the VAT number of the tax service provider
  • Only a limited license us requested per client. The service provider can make use of one license for all its (current and future) clientst
  • DTA will ask for one joint security for all the clients of the service provider together. The security will be based on joint sales and VAT criteria for the combined clients
  • The liability of the service provider for post payments is unlimited and therefore applies to the entire amount of tax, interest and fines due