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Amazon and VAT

Amazon and VAT

I have a client who has just started buying goods from Amazon. Although Amazon's invoices show VAT there is no VAT number etc. Can they still reclaim the VAT on the invoice?


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29th Nov 2012 14:29

Are you sure it is UK VAT?

Much of Amazon's stock is shipped from Luxembourg and VAT quoted will not be UK VAT. Regardless, you should not reclaim VAT without a valid VAT number.

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29th Nov 2012 15:21

If your client has started buying goods from Amazon and is VAT registered they should not be paying VAt if Amazon are shipping the goods from Luxemborg. You should contact them and provide your UK VAT number and the supply will become a supply for acquisition and the UK company will account for Output tax in box 2 of its VAT return and recover an identical amount as Input tax in box 4.

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