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04 August 2015
Issue: 4512 / Categories: Forum & Feedback , VAT

How should VAT be accounted for on television equipment to the Netherlands?

My client is VAT registered in the UK and has supplied television equipment to a Dutch hotel. The TV equipment was delivered directly to the hotel by a business in Amsterdam which invoiced my client and charged Dutch VAT. My client has invoiced the hotel and advised it to account for acquisition tax.
However should my client be VAT registered in Holland and claim input tax on the invoice from the Dutch supplier and charge Dutch VAT to the hotel? Alternatively can he reclaim VAT through the EU portal system and not worry about Dutch VAT? 
What do readers think? I should be grateful for any advice.
Query 18 627– Hilton Man

Reply by Gardener

I suspect that Hilton Man already knows the...

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