The trend within taxation at the moment is that there is a gradual shift from direct to indirect taxes, including VAT. As a result, companies and organisations are often having to contend with complex VAT issues. Applicable VAT rules in the Netherlands, the European Union and the rest of the world are constantly changing. In addition, there is all the case law on VAT and customs at both a national and international level. That is why it is important to regularly scrutinise your company’s VAT and customs positions, and check whether your company is still compliant with these changing rules. In addition, there may be opportunities to improve your company’s VAT and customs position, such as enhancing the efficiency of your supply chain.
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VAT compliance and representation
Baker Tilly is an experienced consultant in the field of VAT compliance and fiscal representation in the Netherlands. At your request, we work closely with your logistics service providers who handle your warehousing, goods handling, distribution and logistics, so that we can ensure that the VAT obligations for your business operations are properly organised.
All businesses have data about the company itself and its processes. Smart tools make it possible to extract various insights – in terms of VAT too – from this data. Baker Tilly has developed multiple VAT tools that can support your business and its VAT position.
If goods enter or leave the EU, you have to deal with customs. We can help you to meet all the requirements.
Advice on international VAT
Looking for advice on international VAT? International flows of goods can have a major impact. We are happy to advise you on VAT processing.
Domestic VAT advice
Would you like to know more about your VAT position and the rights and obligations applicable to VAT businesses? We are standing by to give you the best VAT advice.
Customs Talks: U.S. continues to crack down on imported goods made using forced labour
The issue of forced labour in supply chains is receiving increasing attention. In this article we look into the measures taken by the USA to combat this matter, and discuss related global developments in the areas of customs and ESG.
European Commission plans comprehensive reform of Customs Union
The European Commission has presented a plan to radically reform the current Customs Union. It aims to reduce administrative burdens as well as protect both the financial and non-financial interests of EU countries. We will outline the proposed changes.
European Council takes final decision to introduce the CBAM
European Council and European Parliament agree: the CBAM will take effect on 1 October 2023. This carbon border adjustment requires companies importing certain goods from outside the EU to make the necessary preparations.
Customs Talks: Duty risk - relocation of production may lead to penal duties
Customs Talks: If your business is considering changes to the supply chain, be sure to take into account all relevant factors regarding production, origin, bans and other customs measures. Make sure you are aware of developments in case law too, to prevent possible penal duties!
Customs Talks: Incoterms®, customs and VAT
If you are involved in the international sup[ply of goods, you will undoubtedly wish to agree upon matters such as transport costs and insurances. By using the Incoterms®, supplier and client are both fully aware of their position. But what are the Incoterms®, and what mistakes are often made?
Customs Talks: Inward Processing in the UK – It’s all about accurate data!
When making use of local schemes or authorisations to alleviate administrative burdens, accuracy is key. This was once again demonstrated in a recent UK tribunal verdict. The key takeaway? Accuracy is key.
VAT rules for E-Commerce in the EU and Switzerland: an update
If you sell goods through a website or marketplace in any EU country or Switzerland, there are several important issues you must consider. You may even be able to simplify your VAT compliance position.
Court of Justice EU (CJEU): Mandatory revision of VAT in case of liquidation of company
A new ruling by the Court of Justice of the EU in the case of Vittamed means regulations surrounding VAT deduction and liquidation will change
VAT in the Digital Age: European Commission proposes major changes
The EU action plan 'VAT in the Digital Age' contains new legislation that could drastically alter the current VAT-system. Read more here.