Distance selling - VAT registration in Ireland

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding distance sales. Distant sales refer to supplies of goods which are made by non-established traders to non-taxable customers or private customers who are located in the State where the trader should deliver the goods. A few examples of distance sales are:

  • sales made over the phone
  • online sales carried out on the internet.
  • mail order sales 

Every non-established trader with distance sales to the state that exceed   €35,000 with one year should be registered for Value-Added Tax (VAT). Even if your annual distance sales don’t exceed the standard €35,000, you have the option to register for VAT in the State.
Every company desiring to get a VAT number should be registered with the Irish Revenue. Irish Revenue will evaluate the company by examining the evidence that it is surely trading in Ireland. After examination, the Irish Revenue will either accept or decline the application. It is prerequisite for a company to be registered with the Irish Revenue if it wants to provide Distance Selling.  
If you need help with VAT registration, contact our specialists and we’ll gladly help you with the process. The application process is easy, you simply have to fill in a form issued by one of our specialists and send it back to us.

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