How to deal with foreign VAT rules?
When working with a foreign client the VAT rules could be completely different than you are used to. Each country has different VAT rates. In the Netherlands, VAT works differently when you work with foreign clients as well. Not an easy topic! This article is a good starting point to gain more insight into the different VAT regulations.
Let’s start by going over the basics. When do you deal with VAT rules from across the border? For example, when a client isn’t based in the Netherlands. Perhaps you have a business client from Germany or an individual client from Brazil, in such a situation it is very useful to check the different VAT regulations upfront.
Moving on to the next step, what should you look out for in that case? Not every client is subject to the same rules. We’ll explain the most important rules for Dutch self-employed entrepreneurs who supply services to a B2B client within the EU (but outside the Netherlands, who supply services to a B2B client outside the EU, and who supply services to individual clients outside the Netherlands.
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