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Do you need to appoint a fiscal representative ?
Almost all European countries require non-European companies to appoint a fiscal representative to help the companies comply with EU regulations and deal with VAT related issues.
There are a lot of companies who do not know exactly when they need to appoint this representative. In fact, there is no specific time at which you will be obliged to appoint a fiscal representative in Europe because each country can demand their appointment from several different situations. The process of becoming VAT registered is complicated and can be really expensive. It is definitely not worth the risk to do it by yourself, if you are new on the market or just want to save money. We recommend you to appoint a fiscal representative as soon as possible after your company is established.
However, if your country is among the most demanding countries with regards to VAT procedures (such as France, Italy or Spain) you can be obliged to appoint a fiscal representative even before having any sales. A fiscal representative must file all VAT related papers on your behalf and provide help in every step of the process. It is important that companies with no prior experience in VAT procedures are not left alone when it comes to ensuring they comply with requirements. A professional company with extensive knowledge of how these systems work can ease this procedure which is sometimes quite complicated for those who have never been through it before.
Talk to one of our experts to see how we can help you with fiscal representation.