I have a quick question re German VAT/ EU VAT. Just got a German client who has signed up a contract with a new German company and has just been invoiced for the first time (initial sale above the above the €22k VAT threshold) with German VAT on shown on it. The German co has applied for VAT registration and does not not yet have VAT number. The question is can the seller of the service invoice with VAT showing on the invoice? My experience with UK VAT is that if a company is not VAT registered yet (& without VAT number) the invoice can not explicitly show VAT. The supplier can reissue the invoice later to cater for VAT if need be.
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