Within the EU, importing services from another EU Member State normally requires a VAT registration. Since Mollie is a Dutch company, using our payment services likely triggers VAT registration requirements for your business. For this reason, we ask you to provide us with your VAT number when you create an account with us.
What you need to know in advance
Each EU country has its own defined regulations for VAT rates and reporting. For more information about your VAT obligations, contact your local tax authorities.
Uploading your VAT number
You can add your VAT number to your Mollie Dashboard.
- In your Mollie Dashboard, click on your organisation name in the top left corner.
- Go to Organisation settings > Organisation.
- Under VAT info, enter your VAT number.
- Click Save.
Once we verify your VAT number, your VAT number or relevant VAT information will appear in your next invoice.
Registering for VAT in your country of operation
You can find more information about registering your business for VAT in your relevant country below.
You often receive a VAT number after registering your company with your local tax office. You can find your organisation’s VAT number by logging in to My Dutch Tax Administration Portal. If you can’t find your VAT number, please contact your local tax authorities.
I’m a small business – do I still need to register for VAT?
In The Netherlands, small businesses with revenue below EUR 20,000 can apply for a small businesses scheme (KOR). Businesses under this scheme are exempt from VAT, but they still get a VAT number. Please provide us with this VAT number.
You receive a VAT number when registering your business with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises.
I applied for the VAT exemption scheme – do I still need to register for VAT?
You do not need to pay VAT if you opted for the special exemption scheme. However, you should still have a Belgian VAT number for regulatory purposes. Please provide us with this VAT number.
Registering for VAT with a German tax number
Contact your local tax authorities to check whether your German tax number can be activated for VAT purposes. Once activated, you can apply for a German VAT ID by contacting the Federal Ministry of Finance. It should take around six weeks to receive your VAT ID.
Registering for VAT without a German tax number
You can register for VAT with your local tax authorities by ticking the VAT ID box in your registration form. Once they process your request, you’ll receive a German tax number and a German VAT ID from the Federal Ministry of Finance. It should take around six weeks to receive your VAT ID.
You often receive a VAT number after registering your company with your local tax office and creating a professional account via the French government tax portal. If you don’t have a VAT number, please contact your local tax authorities.
EU and French Territories
EU VAT rules do not apply to businesses registered in the Canary Islands, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte, Saint-Martin and other overseas French territories.
Other EU/EEA countries
You often receive a VAT identification number after registering your company for VAT with your local tax office. If you don’t have a VAT number, please contact your local tax authorities. For more information about VAT in your country, visit the YourEurope website.
Outside of the EU
We don’t need to collect your VAT number, but based on your local legislation you may need to calculate and report VAT in your VAT returns. For more information about VAT obligations for your business, please contact your local tax authorities.
Consequences for failing to register for VAT
If you fail to comply with VAT registration requirements, you may face the following consequences from the tax authorities:
- Paying the VAT you owe (plus interest).
- Paying a financial penalty for the amount that had to be remitted to the tax authorities.