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Fiscal Representation Services

What does Fiscal Representation mean?
Fiscal representation is a service that we can offer to foreign companies when importing goods into The Netherlands.  Berbo Customs Services will then fiscally represent the foreign company and make use of the VAT reversed-charge. The VAT will be reversed-charged to the foreign company through the VAT return. This way the foreign company does not have to pay any VAT when importing goods in the Netherlands.

Berbo Customs Services can become your general fiscal representative as well as your limited fiscal representative. Together we will go through a checklist to see which option is best suited for your current situation. After this we will then ask you to authorize us for fiscal representation and direct representation.

When exporting goods from the Netherlands to other European countries you have to deal with the settlement of VAT and the administrative process that goes along with it. Without the knowledge of VAT settlement this can be a complex and risky process. Especially if supplied to multiple countries in Europe.
Besides, Berbo Customs Services can represent non-resident companies making taxable supplies of goods and/or services in the Netherlands as its fiscal representative.

Berbo Customs Services can advise you in the field of your tax administration or even prepare and submit your periodic VAT returns. Additionally, fiscal representation is important for companies that are not established in the Netherlands or Europe, but do like to do business over here. Through fiscal representation Berbo Customs Services can take care of the registration for these companies and prepare and submit their VAT return, the European Sales Listing and the Intrastat declarations (if applicable). Berbo Customs Services can act as Limited Fiscal Representative or as General Fiscal Representative.

There are two kinds of Fiscal Representation services
If a non-resident company is making taxable supplies of goods and/or services in the Netherlands, this company in principle needs to register for VAT purposes. A fiscal representative takes care of the registration for these companies and prepares and submits the VAT return, the European Sales Listing and Intrastat declarations, if applicable. By making use of a fiscal representative, non-resident companies can also import goods without having to pay the import VAT. This is in fact directly deferred to the periodic tax declaration, resulting in huge cashflow and interest benefits for this company.
We offer both solutions: General Fiscal Representation and Limited Fiscal Representation.

The benefits in brief:

  • Berbo Customs Services takes care of the entire VAT administration, reporting & obligations.
  • Both acting as Limited Fiscal Representative or as General Fiscal Representative.
  • Huge cashflow and interest benefits by applying the import VAT deferment system.
  • Berbo Customs Services has all of the necessary licenses and authorizations.
Emma Maersk 15.550 TEU containership (length: 397 mtr, width: 56 mtr, draught: 15 mtr.)
Emma Maersk 15.550 TEU containership (length: 397 mtr, width: 56 mtr, draught: 15 mtr.)

Quotation

Curious about our Fiscal Representation services?
We are glad to make an attractive and personal quotation for you.
Please contact our Sales team:
As soon as possible, but in any case within 1 workingday, one of our specialists will contact you.

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