To VAT or not to VAT
Thread poster: Heinrich Pesch

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 20:10
Member (2003)
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Apr 16

I just got a job offer from an agency in another EU-country. The agency is not VAT-registered. So I think I have to add my VAT to the bill or what do you think?

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RobinB  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 19:10
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Correct Apr 16

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

I just got a job offer from an agency in another EU-country. The agency is not VAT-registered. So I think I have to add my VAT to the bill or what do you think?


You treat them just like you would treat a private individual (or an EU institution). Better make sure that's absolutely clear in your quote.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Add VAT Apr 16

Heinrich Pesch wrote:
I just got a job offer from an agency in another EU-country. The agency is not VAT-registered. So I think I have to add my VAT to the bill or what do you think?


Yes, add VAT. That's what I do to UK clients who are not VAT registered.

Clients may not want to pay extra, so do this: calculate the final amount, quote that amount, and then split the amounts on your invoice as price + VAT amount.

http://www.vatcalculator.co.uk/ (use "Add VAT")


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Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
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French to English
Your current situation Apr 16

You don't say whether or not you are registered to invoice VAT in Finland. If not, you cannot charge VAT.

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