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The Austrian Tax Amendment Law 2020 requires all sellers who have a VAT obligation in Austria to provide their VAT registration number to AbeBooks by December 31, 2020 to avoid any interruption of service. This information needs to be kept up to date as it is reported to the Austrian Tax Authority on a yearly basis.
While there are many actions that generate an Austrian VAT registration requirement, three of the most common for sellers on AbeBooks are:
If you have registered for VAT in Austria but only received an Austrian Tax ID (“steuernummer”) from the authorities, please contact AbeBooks Customer Support.
If you are not required to be VAT registered in Austria, you can provide your primary VAT registration number and confirm that any VAT numbers previously provided in your AbeBooks account are accurate and valid.
You can submit your tax registration numbers directly through your Members Menu
Please ensure the information provided is correct and valid. AbeBooks cannot enter this information on your behalf.
How do I obtain an Austrian VAT registration number?
You are required to submit an application form to the Austrian Tax Office. If you are a legally-established seller in Austria, your local tax office will issue your Austrian VAT registration number. If you are based outside Austria, the Graz-Stadt tax office will issue your Austrian VAT registration number. Further information can be found on the Austrian Tax Authority website.
What do I do if I am not required to be VAT registered in Austria?
If you are not required to be VAT registered in Austria, please ensure that you have uploaded a VAT registration number held from another EU Member State on our Tax Registration Number page. For example, if you have a German VAT number, you canupload it to the Germany section if it has not already been provided.