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Finland raises VAT registration threshold to €15k Jan 2021

  • May 15, 2020 | Richard Asquith

Finland is to increase its VAT registration threshold from €10,000 to €15,000 on 1 January 2021.

Finland had to seek permission from the EU Commission for the rise since thresholds across the EU 27 member states are controlled by the EU VAT Directive. This derogation was granted on 7 May 2020.

The new €15,000 limit may be retained until December 2024, when the extension would have to be renewed.

This threshold does not apply to foreign, non-resident traders with a Finnish VAT registration. The threshold is nil. An exception is the distance selling threshold for B2C e-commerce sellers providing goods to Finish consumers from inside the EU. The Finnish distance selling threshold is €35,000 per annum.

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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 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.

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