International webshops must also charge VAT abroad
Do returned goods present a challenge?
If you sell goods from a Danish webshop to foreign recipients, there may be challenges with the distance selling thresholds in Europe. Did you know, for example, that you have to sell for SEK 320,000 per year in Sweden before you are required to register your company in Sweden and be charged Swedish VAT? There are different distance selling thresholds across Europe and different registration requirements so if you need any help please contact us.
Another challenge may involve sales to consumers in Norway or Switzerland, where delivery is complicated at the border, where the goods are cleared/imported into Norway or Switzerland. Here, your customer will have to pay VAT and possibly customs duty and handling charges in order to receive the goods purchased.
This can make it difficult to access these markets because customers will not know the final price. The problem can be resolved by registering in Norway or Switzerland, after which it will be possible to deliver directly to the consumer at no additional cost. You will be able to offer your customers the final price and deliver all the way to their doorstep. At the same time, a registration in these two countries will allow you to set up a return solution as an additional service for your customers.