As soon as you order a registration through Taxdoo, we'll request some information which we need to implement the process for you. Here, one of the most important details is the date of registration.
You'll be registered in the relevant country on the data specified here. This means that you are obliged to submit VAT returns from the reporting period this date falls within!
Setting this date is primarily dependent on whether tax liability has already commenced in the country.
- Tax liability has already commenced
You can see on the start page of your dashboard whether a tax liability exists in a country. This typically arises either as a result of warehouse use in a country or by exceeding the turnover threshold. In this case, the date tax liability commenced should be entered. This may result in retroactive returns and penalty payments in certain circumstances.
- Tax liability has not yet commenced
If tax liability has not yet commenced in a country, it's generally advisable to choose a date that corresponds to the expected start of tax liability or one that's at least close to this date. In the event of an imminent exceedance of the turnover threshold, you should try to determine the date of exceedance or the reporting period in which this is expected to occur. To this end, the calculation of turnover thresholds available to you in the dashboard can be useful. If the use of a warehouse is planned and the registration is to be implemented for this reason, you should first activate warehouse use as soon as all registrations in the warehouse countries are completed. You can expect a lead time of at least 8-12 weeks for the registration process and choose the registration date with this in mind.
Only the entry of a specific date is accepted. We are unable to choose the date for you and therefore other entries (such as "As soon as possible" or "As soon as the turnover threshold is exceeded") are not sufficient to continue the process.
Please note that the information on turnover thresholds and tax liabilities in the dashboard is based on the data and information you provide to us. For this reason, this information can only be correct if we are able to collect all relevant transactions and have access to all tax-relevant details (e.g. on registrations or turnover threshold exemptions).