Austria

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VAT registration Austria

New regulations in EU and more widely know and enforce on the Amazon platform. It means that if you are selling your goods on Amazon in a European country. It is likely you will have to register for VAT number Austria. VAT Threshold Austria is the threshold of gross sales that you make within Austria. VAT threshold for EU businesses selling into Austria is €10,000. This means when you reach or exceed this amount you are require to register for Austrian VAT number .  Non resident companies must complete the following documents and have them sign by the managing director/s of the respective entity:

  • Questionnaire (verf 19).
  • Specimen signature document (verf 26).
  • Power of attorney.

The forms must fill out in German. In addition, the follow­ing documents are required:

  • Excerpt from the register of companies (KRS).
  • Copy of the articles of association.
  • Confirmation by the local tax authorities that the company is register for tax purposes in their country, in original and not older than one year (U70).

This process also takes approximately four to six weeks for the tax authorities to complete.

VAT returns

Austrian VAT returns are submit monthly if tax­able turnover exceed EUR100,000 in the preceding year. A business begins operations, it must submit monthly returns. If its turnover will exceed EUR100,000 in the first year. If turnover is less than EUR100,000, VAT returns may submit quarterly. In addition, all taxable persons must submit an annual VAT return.

VAT payment

Monthly VAT returns must submit, and full payment of the VAT due must make within the 15th day of the second month fol­lowing the return period. If this day is a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the due date shifts automatically to the next work­ing day.

Quarterly VAT returns and full payment of the VAT due must submit within the 15th day (the next working day if this day is a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) of the second month follow­ing the end of the VAT return period.

Deregistration

With regards to deregistration, no specific form has to be submitted to the Austrian tax authorities. A general application for deregistration can send to the Austrian tax authorities anytime during the year. However, all transactions have to be settled and all VAT returns have to be filed in order to proceed with the deregistration process.