Within the EU we offer an intra-community supply of goods.
In case, the following three criteria apply, your order will be exempt from VAT:
- shipment across borders - means suppliers dispatching goods to someone based in another
N.B. Ourwarehouse is based inGermany.
This means that orders dispatched to customers in Germany do not cross any borders and, therefore, do not qualify as intra-Community supply.
This is why these orders are not exempt from VAT. The same applies to business customers
who provide aGerman VATINonly
- shipment within the EU – means all parties have to be based in EU member states (not just
somewhere in Europe).
Exporting goods into third countries (outside Europe) are usually exempt from VAT, too.
However, this is the result of individual trade agreements entered into by Austria and these
countries, and is, therefore, not related to ICS in any way.
- both supplier and buyer are VAT-registered businesses based in the EU.
N.B. If you purchase goods in our webshop, we validate your VATIN when we process your
order. Means at the time of the order being placed, we still need to charge 19% VAT. After your
VATIN has been vetted by SAP (automated procedure), we ship your order without applying
VAT, and refund any tax you paid in advance (if applicable).
For further information, please visit our Intra-community supply site.