Pro forma invoices

Intra-Community movements arise from the storage of goods in other EU countries. In order for these to remain tax-free, you have to take a number of things into account, including ensuring the creation of so-called pro-forma invoices. With Taxdoo this goes smoothly.

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What is an intra-community movements?

Intra-community movements refer to cross-border transfers of goods – i.e. from one EU warehouse to another EU warehouse. They mainly occur when using foreign fulfilment centres, for example within the framework of Amazon Pan-EU or Amazon CEE.

The use of warehouses in other EU countries leads to a variety of VAT obligations, even if at the time of the transfer no sale to the end customer has yet taken place. However, in this case VAT law feigns a cross-border delivery to yourself – you are thus both the sender and recipient of the goods. This fictitious intra-community supplies to yourself does not generate any revenue and is also tax-exempt in the country of departure under certain conditions, but must be reported for VAT purposes in the country of departure and the country of destination.

So what is a
pro forma invoice?

If you use programmes such as Amazon PAN-EU or CEE, Amazon transfers your goods to other EU countries. These shipments are only tax-free if you meet extensive requirements. This includes that you correctly document the intra-Community shipments with an appropriate receipt. This document is also known as a pro forma invoice and must be presented at the request of the tax office.

This means for you: You should create a pro-forma invoice for each tax-exempt delivery to yourself. This receipt must contain the following mandatory information:
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Pro forma invoices

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PLACE OF DELIVERY
AND DESTINATION
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TYPE AND QUANTITY
OF PRODUCTS
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OWN VAT ID
in the country of origin and destination
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BASIS OF ASSESSMENT
Purchase + ancillary costs or manufacturing and ancillary costs
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DATE OF MOVEMENT
By the way, the invoice is called a pro-forma invoice because a fictitious invoice is created by law.
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Our Taxdoo add-on for pro forma invoices:

Sounds complicated? It does not have to be!

Taxdoo automatically creates all monthly or quarterly pro-forma invoices for you. These are then available for you to download as PDF files in our intuitive customer dashboard!

You have not yet created any pro-forma invoices? No problem! Taxdoo also makes it easy to create the receipts retrospectively.

Do you have any questions?

Feel free to arrange a free initial consultation with our VAT expert. We will address your personal situation and answer all your questions.

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