If you want to ship VOEC products with bring, you must first have a transport contract with us and it must be possible to exchange detailed information by parcel electronically with Bring. The supplier (either the seller, an intermediary or an electronic platform) must register in www.skatteetaten.no/voec. In order to avoid a second collection of VAT at the border, you register the VOEC information which shows that VAT has already been collected at the place of sale. If you buy such goods, they must always be billed in the usual way, and you must pay the regular import tax, regardless of the value of the shipment. You must also pay a clearance fee to the carrier. If possible, Zonos will inform its customers if they are close to the NOK threshold of 50,000, but they are also welcome to check their sales data to Norwegian customers. Contact us if you would like to know more about what applies to shipping the VOEC with Bring. Electronic service providers are required to register for the simplified VAT scheme when the total value of services provided to beneficiaries in Norway exceeds NOK 50,000 over a 12-month period. We can help you every step of the registration and reporting process. VAT must also be levied at the Point of Sale. Be sure to manage VAT collection information and send it back quarterly to the Norwegian tax authorities. It will be interesting to see the impact of the new VAT rules on e-commerce, not only in Norway, but also in countries around the world that have adopted or wish to introduce similar rules.
We have gone through a period where the VAT tax base has been gradually reduced in many countries due to the increase in global purchases and the exemption of low-value shipments. These companies should also check whether it is advantageous to move to simplifying vat registration and communication. The pros and cons are the same as those mentioned in the previous section. The revision of the business model will be particularly important for companies that supply clothing, as the VOEC regime could save 10% tariffs on a large part of these products. At the same time, the authorities allow foreign companies registering under the new regime to use for some time before they become fully compliant.