for VAT refunds abroad. We aim to make this process as straightforward and user friendly as possible. We provide the full VAT refund service including:
Our core attributes enable us to provide a top quality service:
Independent and family run business which tailors solutions to your business
Call or email us to discuss your business’ refund potential.
The provision of goods and services abroad may trigger a requirement to register locally for VAT in the countries your business trades with, even if your business is not domiciled there. ITR can assess your requirement to register for VAT in such countries both within and outside of the European Union. This ensures that you always stay compliant with all foreign VAT requirements.
Quality is key for foreign VAT registrations as failure to comply can lead to significant interest and penalty charges. Our processes are robust, with regular reminders and clear communication so that your business can achieve full compliance with local VAT regulations at all times.
As an independent, family run business we can ensure that there is always a member of the team available to address your needs. We will gladly answer any country specific questions about local registration requirements,
ITR provides the following VAT registration services abroad:
Analysis of whether your business needs to register
Registration of the business for local VAT
Preparation of all returns for your business to stay compliant
With the German VAT rate amongst the lowest in Europe, distance sellers should evaluate the commercial benefit of a voluntary registration in Germany. German VAT rates are only 19%, so depending on the distance sellers place of establishment, they may be able to profit by registering for German VAT and charging 19% on their sales in Germany under ?100,000. The savings will need to be assessed against any accountancy fees required. Registration also avoids the need to monitor distance sales to Germany in order to inadvertently exceed the distance threshold.
If your business purchases more than CHF 100,000 of goods in Switzerland for export to other countries, you must register for VAT in Switzerland. If all of your goods are exported, then the sales invoice is likely to be zero rated. However, it is still necessary to register in order to remain fully compliant with Swiss VAT legislation.
Our mission is to provide your business with top quality foreign VAT solutions tailored specifically to your individual needs. The profile of our business and its key players are vital to achieving this mission.
As an independent, family run business with a 100% focus on foreign VAT, ITR is ideally placed to deliver high quality, flexible solutions for your business. The founding owners and cousins, Vered Welsh (ITR UK) and Tobias Arnold (ITR Germany) have many years cumulative experience in the fields of tax, accounting and law.
Vered studied economics and languages at McGill University in Canada. She chartered as an accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers before moving into industry, including four years at Porsche Cars Limited. Vered founded ITR Service Limited in 2007.
Prior to obtaining his law degree, Tobias studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. He worked for a number of years in the banking group at Clifford Chance LLP in both their London and Frankfurt offices before founding ITR (Germany) in 2005.
This international focus and technical expertise is complimented by ITR’s other long-serving staff to form a formidable team. We have the expertise to deliver optimised solutions for your business’ foreign VAT refund needs.
As a family run, independent business, we focus purely on foreign VAT solutions. This in turn adds value to your business’ VAT position as we do not compete with accountants and internal service providers for potential resources and management attention.
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We welcome the opportunity to discuss your business's foreign VAT needs further.