Teemu Konttinen

Teemu Konttinen

MA in Design Management. Market focused strategist with bids eye view.

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Beginners guide to VAT

VAT is short for Value Added Tax, and just like it says only the value added will be taxed. So what your company pays in VAT you can deduct from the VAT payments you have collected and have to file. The VAT income is then used for roads and schools and Covid vaccinations, some good stuff for all of us. Simple, right?

Yeah right. All those PhDs and IQs have managed to create something that is far from simple. So lets not get into the general indirect taxation too deep and focus on what REALLY matters, the online sales and VAT in EU in 2021.

In order to be able to even pay VAT in an EU country, one had to be registered for VAT in that particular country. No, finally, the EU has introduced much wanted regulation to simplify the payment of VAT. After all, making VAT payment difficult will also reduce the much needed tax income. Mind you, being able to deduct VAT from one country still requires you to do some serious circus manoeuvres.

The name for the simplification is OSS. So prove you want success and go register. And then come talk to us at EAS and we will make your success even easier!

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