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Brexit 2021 Tax Central

Your hub for everything you need to know to stay VAT compliant and make taxes easy as a distant seller to the UK and EU.

Post-brexit sales in the UK & EU don’t have to complicate your business...

Brexit is creating confusion and stress for business owners who sell in the UK and EU. We understand this can drain you of the precious time and energy you need to focus on your business.  So we created these guides to help you navigate the new changes with easy. We will continually update this content with most recent information as it becomes available from the tax authorities. We suggest bookmarking this tab so you don’t miss out any Brexit tax news.

Brexit 2021 Guide For EU Sellers (for EU and worldwide Sellers)

Brexit is bringing changes to the world of VAT as of 1 January 2021. UK VAT after Brexit could affect your business if you’re based in Europe, the US, or anywhere around the world.

Now that the UK is leaving the European Union, you need to make some adjustments in your VAT registration for both regions.

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2021 Brexit Guide for EU VAT (UK-Based Sellers)

Brexit obviously changes the game if your UK business sells to customers in the European Union. You’ve probably already read a ton of background about how Brexit might affect your business.

So let’s keep this simple.

After years of confusion, here’s a straightforward guide to post-Brexit EU VAT.

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Brexit 2021: Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register for UK VAT as a foreign business? 

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If you’re selling digital products or services to British customers (B2C), you must register for UK VAT as of 1 January 2021. There is no tax registration threshold for your business, so you must register immediately if you sell digital products to UK consumers. Check out this step-by-step guide on how to register.

My business only sells B2B in the UK. Do I need to register for UK VAT?

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Remote sellers don’t need to register for UK VAT if they sell digital products only to businesses and/or professionals (100% B2B). If you think you fall in this category, we recommend ​you confirm your particular case with the HMRC or a professional tax advisor.

How do I register for UK VAT? 

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The good news is you can likely register online, and it’s not necessary to get an agent or representative to do it for you.

We put together this simple step-by-step guide to help you register for a UK VAT number if your company is based in the EU, the US, or any other country in the world.

How do I register for EU VAT? 

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If you sell in more than one EU country, you should register for the EU VAT OSS. You can do this through whichever member state you’d like to serve as your “homebase” in the European Union (there are 27 options).

Tip: If your native language is English, we recommend you choose Ireland.

Here is a simple step-by-step guide to help you register for EU VAT OSS.

My non-EU business was registered for EU VAT OSS through the UK. What do I do now? 

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If you had your EU VAT OSS registration based in the UK, you probably need to pick a new “home country” and re-register in the non-Union scheme.

For more in-depth information, check out this guide about how to register for EU VAT if you aren’t based in the EU.

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Up-to-date tracking in every tax jurisdiction worldwide, so you never have to wonder where you are liable for local  consumption tax collection.

Locally compliant documents worldwide

Generate tax-compliant invoices, receipt, and credit notes based on your customers location, and even verify VAT numbers for B2B sales.

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Connect your Stripe account with one click

Quaderno integrates harmoniously with Stripe to collect your sales data in real time and begin automating your sales tax processes in seconds. You can even sign up with Quaderno using your Stripe account to get started with one click.

If you use other channels to sell your products, Quaderno’s integrations with top payment processors and shopping carts make sure you have all your tax information available in one place.

Calculate the correct tax rate on every transaction

Quaderno automatically calculates the correct tax rate on every transaction based on the data provided by Stripe and issues a receipt for the sale that is customized to your brand, in the customer’s native langauge, and locally tax compliant in the their country or region.

Keep a close eye on the metrics that matter

Visual dashboards put the power of real-time revenue data to work for you, so you know exactly what tax obligations you have anywhere in the world at any moment in time.

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Use instant tax reports to file returns in minutes

Quaderno provides all of your financial data in easy-to-read reports ready to share with your trusted tax advisor. So you can finish the quarter celebrating, not slaving over returns.

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