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Sweden raises Intrastat arrivals threshold 2015


Sweden raises Intrastat arrivals threshold 2015

Sweden is to increase its reporting threshold for Intrastat arrivals from SEK 4,500,000 to SEK 9,000,000 per annum from 1 January 2015.

Intrastat Arrivals is the EU-wide term used for the goods brought into Sweden from another EU member state by a Swedish VAT-registered business. It is the EU nomenclature for EU internal imports. It can be contrasted with Dispatches, which are goods ‘exported’ out of an EU country to another one.

EU Intrastat thresholds

Each EU member state has varying Intrastat reporting thresholds. It is a mainly monthly reporting regime, alongside VAT returns. It requires companies moving goods within the EU borders to keep the tax and government authorities aware of trade within Europe. Most recently, it has become a key tool to help detect potential VAT fraud.


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.