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How to invoice my clients within the European Union ?

Everything you need to know about your sales invoices in the European Union

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Written by Romain
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Do you sell your services and / or goods outside the country where you are registered as self-employed? Are your clients companies or self-employed registered in a country of the European Union?

→ We explain how to invoice your European clients (self-employed or companies).

How do I invoice my clients based in the European Union?

Sales and purchases between self-employed or companies within the European Union are subject to the intra-European reverse-charge regime. This means that as a supplier you do not charge VAT of your country to your clients within the EU and, as a client, you do not owe VAT to the administration of the country where your supplier is based.

Specifically, when you create an invoice under the reverse-charge regime for your client, you will specify their VAT number, and you will charge them goods and/or services excluding VAT. You can check the validity of your client’s VAT number on the VIES tool of the European Union.

All your clients with an intra-Community VAT number can be found in your Intra-EU listing that you submit with your quarterly VAT submission.

How does it work in the Accountable app

1- Create invoice

→ From mobile:

  • Add your client

(Menu>Client list)

When you add a customer to your customer list, you add the country of that customer.

  • Create an invoice

(Revenue>Create an invoice)

When you want to create an invoice for this customer from a country of the European Union, the Accountable application will automatically put "0%" in VAT. In "Why is there no VAT on this item?", the app will automatically put "Intra-EU reverse-charge regime" (you can also select that manually).

→ From Web:

N.B: The system will automatically add the legal note on your invoice :

  • For sales of goods : "Reverse Charge - art. 138 par. 1 VAT Directive 2006/112/CE"

  • For sales of services : "Reverse Charge - art. 196 VAT Directive 2006/112/CE"

2- Find your invoice in "Revenue"

3- Find your clients in your Intracom listing

(Taxes>VAT Intra-EU listing>Export listing)

The VAT Intra-EU listing (intracom listing) includes your clients (business) with a VAT number from another country of the European Union.

4- Submit your Intra-EU listing on intervat at the same time as your VAT return

You must submit your Intra-EU listing when you submit your VAT return if you had intra-Community sales during the quarter.

Impact on your taxes:

1- VAT Return

Note that you can find in your VAT return the amount of your intra-EU reverse-charge on services (grid 44), intra-EU reverse-charge on delivery of goods (grid 46) and your credit notes on intra-EU reverse-charge (grid 48).

  • Grid 46 - intra-EU reverse-charge on delivery of goods:

  • Grid 44 - intra-EU reverse-charge on services

  • Grid 48 - Cred­it notes on in­tra-EU reverse-charge

    2- Income tax return

The amount invoiced will be taken into account in your Total Turnover.

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