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I am invoicing to a company registered in BVI but I am exporting

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i am invoicing to a company registered in BVI but I am exporting goods to EU - do I charge VAT
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Sam replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thanks for your question
Yes you do as the delivery/export of the goods is to the EU (which is the place of supply)
But whether you need to charge VAT may not be appropriate if
the goods are sent out of the UK to another EU country
whoever you’re sending them to is VAT registered in another EU country
you get their VAT registration number, including the 2 letter country code, and show it on your sales invoice
you’ve got ‘evidence of removal’ showing that the goods have gone out of the UK
you dispatch the goods and get evidence of removal within 3 months
I have added a link that looks further into when VAT should be charged and when it should not - for your future reference.
https://www.gov.uk/vat-exports-dispatches-and-supplying-goods-abroad
Thanks
Sam