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Austria to raise Intrastat threshold 2015

  • Dec 10, 2014 | Richard Asquith

Austria to raise Intrastat threshold 2015

The current reporting level is €550,000 for both goods moving into Austria (Arrivals) and goods leaving (Dispatches). From 1 January 2015, the new threshold will be €750,000 for both.

Intrastat reporting

Intrastat is the reporting regime applied across all 28 member states of the European Union. It helps governments track the movement of goods across their borders following the introduction of the Single Market in 1993. EU VAT registered companies are obliged to record and report (generally monthly) on the movements of goods across any internal border. The typical information required includes a description of the goods, values and where they were sent (dispatches) or where they have come from. Most countries require separate reporting for arrivals and dispatches. The Intrastat reporting thresholds are to lower the administrative burden for small companies, and the levels are set by each member state.

VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.