When do you need a NL VAT registration?

Mandatory VAT registration

  • Selling goods in the Netherlands
  • Buying & selling goods in another country
  • Importing goods into EU
  • Stock transfers
  • Holding goods in warehouses in other EU countries for customers
  • Consignment stock
  • Holding a live conference, exhibition or training if paid entrance
  • Selling goods to consumers over the internet (obligation for general fiscal representation)
  • Supply and installation of equipment
  • Some situations where services are being provided (short term rent cars)

A zero VAT solution in most cases

In many cases foreign companies opt for VAT registration in the Netherlands because of the deferred import VAT (no VAT payable!) although the actual warehousing is done in other EU countries. There will be no VAT upon import and no VAT upon transfer/sale of the goods. So, it’s a zero operation.

DVR arranges

  • VAT registration an necessary licenses
  • You will receive full guidance and memo’s about VAT compliance and related VAT rules
  • The DVR team will review your compliance data
  • DVR prepares all necessary compliance (VAT returns, ICP Declarations and Intrastat)
  • There are no corporate income tax issues
  • You don’t need a NL bank account
  • Data exchange through secured portal

Contact us

Dutch VAT Rep is 100% specialized in NL VAT compliance and VAT representation. We go one step further and provide our clients with a Smart. Simple. Solution. For more information please contact us.



  • Dutch VAT registration
  • Licenses (import, bulk, EORI)
  • VAT number
  • Compliance via digital portal


  • No NL entity required
  • No NL bank account required
  • DVR arranges VAT registration
  • DVR takes care of compliance


  • No import VAT due
  • No VAT on B2B sales
  • No corporate income tax