Products | 28. September 2020

Borderless commerce in Europe – better with plentymarkets and ClearVAT

If you sell your products to other EU countries, you know the challenges: different VAT rates, delivery thresholds, required registrations, declarations and last but not least the liability risk abroad. With the plugin ClearVAT you have an automated solution directly in the plentymarkets system. by

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ClearVAT starts the THRESHOLD CONTROL function. This function warns in good time before reaching the delivery thresholds that have to be observed when selling to other EU countries and gives a notification when, for example, a VAT registration becomes necessary.

Background: If the sum of goods sales (net) exceeds the delivery threshold set by the respective country, the destination country principle applies. VAT is due in the country where the recipient of your goods is located, and it is calculated, reported and paid according to the tax rates. THRESHOLD CONTROL warns you in time before the delivery thresholds are reached. An overview also shows your daily updated net sales per EU country.

Certified tax rates for all EU countries – directly in plentymarkets

With the VAT Rules function (available from autumn 2020), you can access a database of certified tax rates for all EU-27 countries – directly in plentymarkets backend or embedded in the ordering process. The gross sales prices of the articles thus automatically consider the VAT rates applicable in the respective country. So, your store is immediately ready for sale to other EU countries. You can optimize margins and adapt them to the respective national conditions. And since special regulations such as temporary tax reductions are dynamically provided to your store by VAT Rules, the time and cost of maintaining tax rates are significantly reduced.

Start ready to sell your products to all EU countries

As an automated full-service VAT clearing service, COLLECT & CLEAR (available from January 2021) takes over the collection of the total receivables of your B2C customers from other EU countries as well as the reporting and payment of VAT to the tax authorities in the respective countries of destination of the goods shipments. COLLECT & CLEAR thus relieves you of the VAT requirements (e.g. registrations), administrative expenses and, above all, liability risk abroad. You can accordingly plan and design your EU growth strategy more securely. Since COLLECT & CLEAR eliminates the costs of country-specific registrations or local tax consultants, it is also worthwhile entering smaller markets.

Workshop during the OHK2020

You can get to know ClearVAT during plentymarkets’ “Online Trader Congress” on October 1. In a workshop, you will learn more about the scope of services and advantages and how your trading can benefit from them: How can existing processes be optimized with ClearVAT? How do you keep the VAT rates of your products up to date? What do you have to consider if you want to sell products in other EU countries, and how do you meet these requirements with ClearVAT?

Registration for #OHK2020 at The workshop will be held online at 11:45 a.m. on Stage 2. If you would like to arrange a demo appointment in advance, please email

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