ARE YOU AN E-COMMERCE VENDOR WHO WISHES TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN EUROPE?

If your answer to this question is yes, you are bound to carry out some compulsory formalities in the European Union countries. 

What are alcohol excise duties? 

Alcohol excise duties are indirect taxes on sales of alcohol and alcoholic beverages that are governed by a European Directive. 

They are calculated based on the quantity of sold products and not on their price. 

What are your obligations? 

B TO C SALES: FOR E-COMMERCE VENDORS 

From the moment that you are engaged in distance selling of alcoholic beverages (wines, beers, spirits) to individuals that are located in another EU Member State, you are bound to declare alcohol excise duties & VAT in the recipient’s Member State. 

For instance: in a case where an Italian wine producer or an online sales platform is selling wine directly to individuals located in Belgium, France or Spain, you have the obligation to fulfill the excise duties in those countries.

Novelty: 

Eurotax has acquired a new status, that one of an excise tax Representative in France. This is an administrative requirement which enables e-commerce vendors to make B to C alcoholic beverages sales in France.  

Eurotax can now manage your alcohol excise duty formalities as well as your VAT declarations in France and a dozen countries elsewhere in Europe.

Eurotax has developed a new online platform which allows you to gather all the necessary documents for mandatory declarations (Excise, VAT, Intrastat) in one place. You are no longer required to send hard copies of your invoices, just an upload of one single file which allows us to manage everything. 

B TO B AND B TO C sales: ALL OTHER CASES 

DO YOU RECEIVE, STORE, MARKET OR SHIP DRINKS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO EXCISE DUTY?

In the affirmative, you are bound to observe some excise standards and schemes.  

Eurotax will help you to not only define the excise status that suits your situation and help you constitute the corresponding authorization requests with the customs administration, but will also ensure that you maintain a permanent compliance of the same. 

Novelty: 

EUROTAX now acting as a registered consignee (Destinataire Enregistré “DE”) in France can accompany you through the various administrative steps in order to define and secure your excise schema. 

EUROTAX also offers its best excise status set up services in various European Union countries in accordance with your needs.

What Eurotax offers in order for you to be in compliance (alcohol excises, VAT, Intrastat): 

Alcohol excises: 

  • The implementation of the excise tax representation or the excise registered consignee status in the concerned Member State. 
  • The handling of excise declarative formalities in accordance with your status in each Member State of destination 
  • The payment of excise duty in the country of destination on your behalf 
  • The processing of all excise correspondence with local customs authorities 

VAT 

  • The preparation and filing of the VAT registration request with the tax authorities in the European Union 
  • The preparation of your monthly VAT returns on your behalf and their filing with the tax authorities 
  • The management of all VAT registration and declarations correspondence with the tax authorities 
  • When applicable, the payment on your behalf of the monthly due VAT to the tax authorities and submission of VAT refund requests 

Intrastat 

  • The preparation and filing of monthly Intrastat declarations 

Choosing  Eurotax  is to derive benefit from:  

An excise tax representative not only in France but also in several other countries 

Eurotax, in addition to its expertise in VAT matters, has the status of a tax representative for excise duties in France and in several other countries in the European Union which allows you to sell your alcoholic drinks remotely to individuals. 

An Online Service 

There is no need to send hard copies of your documents or invoices, our platform allows you to upload all files containing all your invoices and the accompanying documents which enables Eurotax to process your request and complete your declarations. 

A Customer guarantee 

Eurotax undertakes to complete the customer process within the shortest time possible, taking into account the number of destination countries. 

An experts team 

From Eurotax’s expertise in excise duties and its natural VAT matters synergies, a calibrated and personalized offer was born for e-commerce vendors in the Alcohols – Wines – Beers & Spirits sector.

A large network 

Eurotax assists you in carrying out these formalities and organizes your representation in a dozen European countries. 

Eurotax has also founded the European association E.D.R.A (European Excise Duty Representative Alliance) which has around ten members each representing one or more countries of the European Union. It supports research and exchange work with local authorities. 

Eurotax puts this network at your disposal to support you on all the flows that you contemplate within the European Union 

Our fees are established on the basis of the method of declaration of your excise duties, the number of countries chosen, as well as the declarative volume. 

Our expertise for the VAT & Excise distance selling system will allow you to comply with legislation, which will no longer be an obstacle to your development in Europe. 

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