The company has taken detailed advice from tax advisors and informed that they must raise an invoice from their Italian software with no vat initially to ship goods to the uk to ensure that the sale is on the Italian vat return. The next step is to raise an invoice with UK vat to the supermarket. The Italian company are acting as importers into UK and then selling to supermarket.
They are under the impression that they invoice their uk vat number which is not a separate entity, to ship goods and declare on their Italian vat return and then invoice again with uk vat.
I was under the impression that it would be a movement of own goods and then uk vat charged and that these sales are outside the scope of the Italian vat return but I am now unsure.
Can anyone shed some light on this please as I am now interested to know the correct procedure.