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Lithuania simplifies VAT registrations


Lithuania simplifies VAT registrations

Lithuania, one of the 28 members states of the EU, is to reduce the bureaucracy around applications for Value Added Tax registrations.

The new procedure has reduced the application process from three forms (for companies, entrepreneurs and funds) to a single application, an FR 0388. In addition, companies may apply for a VAT registration at the same time as being incorporated so that they commence with taxable supplies immediately.

The above measures were introduced by the State Tax Inspectorate, and came into force from the start of September 2014.


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 is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's 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.