UK VAT Registration & EIN Number Application Service

UK VAT Registration & EIN Number Application Service

What is VAT (Value Added Tax)?

VAT (Value Added Tax) is similar to Japan’s consumption tax. An indirect tax that’s charged at the time of purchase of a product or service, also called value-added tax. EU Member States must implement this tax.

What is an EIN (Employer Identification Number)?

EIN (Employer Identification Number) is the U.S. Federal Tax Identification Number. A 9 digit number for sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, and other business entities to file business taxes. This number is necessary to establish a business in the United States and also to qualify for any tax treaties.

Why do I need a VAT (Value Added Tax) ?

VAT – To reclaim any eligible expenses which VAT was charged.

For UK based companies, VAT registration is required if business’ VAT taxable turnover is more than £85,000. However, you must register for VAT in the UK if you’re an overseas seller making your supplies as a business activity in the UK.There is no registration threshold in this situation.

EORI – Necessary to reclaim any VAT charged on importing costs

  • You can receive an EORI number at the time of VAT registration
  • At the time of import, you will receive a C79 related to the EORI number which was submitted. The C79 is required at the time of filing VAT as it will prove VAT payment at the time of importation.
  • Take care when submitting the EORI number. In case you submit the wrong EORI number, the VAT payment will be recorded on a different importer’s C79.

EORI Number = “GB” + VAT number + “000” (E.g. GB123456789000)

Why do I need an EIN Number (Employer Identification Number) ?

You need it when submitting the W-8BEN

  • Form “W-8BEN” is necessary for tax-exemption with the IRS
  • If you don’t have a Social Security Number or Non-U.S. Tax ID you need an EIN number (ITIN)

Therefore, Amazon requires a Tax ID from the following Sellers:

  • All Professional sellers
  • Individual sellers that exceed 50 transactions in a calendar year, regardless of sales volume

Service Details:

  Fill out an “Online Application Form”
Click the applicable form below and send us the necessary your information to apply.

  We start the application process

  Receive your EIN or VAT number

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