VAT Information Latvia
- 21%VAT percentage high rate
- 12% and 5%VAT percentage reduced and low rate
- Latvian VAT registration threshold for distance sales: € 35.000
- Intrastat threshold in Latvia:
- Arrivals € 200.000
- Dispatches € 100.000
Doing business in Latvia: we will assist you with the Latvian VAT
Is your company based outside Latvia and are you doing business in Latvia, it is possible that you will have to deal with local taxable transactions and services in Latvia.
Perhaps it is necessary to register for the VAT in Latvia. A Latvian VAT number has to be applied for at the Latvian Tax Office. After registration for Latvian VAT, periodical VAT returns for the Latvian turnover have to be submitted.
Our InterVAT specialists know all rules and legislation when you are trading in Latvia. Outsourcing will save time and money, because you can focus on your core business, while we are taking care of the correct submission of the Latvian VAT returns in due time.
When it is necessary to apply for a Latvian VAT number?
Below you will find some examples:
- You are importing goods in Latvia from a country outside the European Union (e.g. from China or Turkey). Subsequently you are selling these goods in Latvia or in other EU countries.
- You buy goods in Latvia (with Latvian Value Added Tax) and you deliver these goods to customers in other EU countries or you are exporting these goods to customers based in countries outside the European Union.
- You buy goods in Latvia (including Latvian VAT) and subsequently you sell these goods to customers based in Latvia.
- You are organizing a conference, workshop, seminar or congress in Latvia and you charge registration or a fee for admission.
- You are selling online products to private persons in Latvia and you are reaching the threshold of € 35.000for distance sales.
- You are selling online products via Amazon. And Amazon is asking for a VAT registration number. When you sell online products in several EU countries using the so called Pan-European FBA Programme, you will have to register directly for the VAT. The Amazon warehouses are so called Amazon fulfilment centres. FBA is an abbreviation for Fulfilment by Amazon.
- You are bringing your own goods over to Latvia from another EU country. In this case the delivery is a so called fictive EC sales delivery.
We will check if you have a tax liability in Latvia, and when necessary take care of the VAT registration there, the submission of VAT returns and requests for refund of VAT paid (deductible turnover tax).
Do you need a VAT registration number in Latvia? Or do you need to submit periodical Latvian VAT returns?Apply for a VAT registration number in Latvia now!