VAT Rates For Your EU Customers

If you are V.A.T. registered and selling to countries within the european union you will need to read this.

On 1 January 2015, new EU VAT rules came into effect changing the place of supply in respect of all supplies of telecommunications, broadcasting and e-services to consumers from the place where the supplier is located to the place where the consumer resides.

From this date, EU and non-EU business will have to register and account for VAT in every Member State in which they supply such services to consumers. Suppliers should be aware of the rules and rates of the Member State of consumption to ensure the correct VAT treatment. The EU Commission website provides relevant information on the VAT Rates in all Member States.

To further simplify the obligations of suppliers of such services, an optional new special scheme known as the Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) also came into operation on 1 January 2015 allowing business to submit returns and pay the relevant VAT due to Member States through the web portal of one Member State, instead of having to register for VAT in multiple Member States.

Current VAT Rates are as follows;

  • AT – Austria: 20%
  • BE – Belgium: 21%
  • BG – Bulgaria: 20%
  • CY – Cyprus: 19%
  • CZ – Czech Republic: 21%
  • DE – Germany: 19%
  • DK – Denmark: 25%
  • EE – Estonia: 20%
  • GR – Greece: 23%
  • ES – Spain: 21%
  • FI – Finland: 24%
  • FR – France: 20%
  • GB – United Kingdom: 20%
  • HR – Croatia: 25%
  • HU – Hungary: 27%
  • IE – Ireland: 23%
  • IT – Italy: 22%
  • LT – Lithuania: 21%
  • LU – Luxembourg: 15%
  • LV – Latvia: 21%
  • MT – Malta: 18%
  • NL – Netherlands: 21%
  • PL – Poland: 23%
  • PT – Portugal: 23%
  • RO – Romania: 24%
  • SE – Sweden: 25%
  • SI – Slovenia: 22%
  • SK – Slovak Republic: 20%

Please don't take my word for it and visit the EU Commission website which will provide relevant information on the VAT Rates for all Member States. You will now need to adjust your VAT settings accordingly for your OpenCart store. Watch me do this HERE.

Post By - Paul Keaveney - Founder of

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I use open source software to create professional looking e-commerce websites. I started a few years ago when my son asked me to help him set up an online store selling skateboards to support his passion for the sport. I spent hours and hours researching before I found the solution that I now use. Since then I have set up e-commerce websites for several friends and this soon spilled over into paying customers. I started to record videos showing my students how to do each step from a complete beginner’s point of view and I have now set up this course to teach a wider audience how to Do It Yourself and save thousands by building their own online shop.

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