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Netherlands lowers Intrastat thresholds

  • Feb 5, 2019 | Richard Asquith

The Netherlands has lowered its 2019 annual thresholds for Intrastat reporting as follows:

  • Dispatches reporting threshold drops from €1.2m to €1.0m
  • Arrivals reporting threshold is lowered from €1m to €0.8m.

The reductions in the thresholds are aimed at bringing in an additional 2,300 tax payers into the reporting net. This is largely to help identify and tackle VAT fraud.

Intrastat is an EU-wide reporting requirement for goods movements across internal EU borders. It helps governments understand trade flows within the EU Single Market, and detect VAT fraud.


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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 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.
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