Amazon will have to give details of its sellers to the Treasury so that everyone who sells in our country pays VAT

The Tax Agency and Amazon have reached an agreement and from now on, the online sales platform will provide more information to the Spanish Treasury, data from sellers, every quarter. The information to be shared is the legal name, VAT registration number or European identification number, registered office, mailing address, the total number of units shipped to Spain, the percentage of units delivered from Spanish stores and the average price per sale, according to Cinco Días.

It stands out that Amazon is the first marketplace to seal an agreement with the Tax Agency of this type. The following could be eBay or AliExpress, according to the plans of the public entity. The Treasury highlights the importance of these platforms for Spanish vendors to market their products around the world, but this type of trade has also led to abuses of the tax system. There are companies that are not paying indirect taxes (such as VAT).

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With this new agreement it is also intended to “ensure the complete tax identification of those companies that, although they are not domiciled should pay VAT for selling their products to final consumers located in our country. To do this now The registration of these non-resident operators is facilitated, so it is intended for both Spanish companies that sell abroad and foreign companies that sell here.

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This agreement has been signed as a consequence of the 2022 Tax and Customs Control Plan (approved by resolution of January 26, 2022).

This document said that the Tax Agency is working “on mechanisms such as the implementation of structured personal income tax and VAT record books in a predefined manner that allow for easier management of tax obligations, the prohibition of the use of processing systems for business information that allow the concealment of the true sales of an activity, or specific attention to the activity of Internet platforms dedicated to the intermediation or direct sale of goods or services”.

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The problem lies in the fact that digital activity and electronic commerce are, ultimately, emerging areas of action on which combine the mechanisms already mentioned in these guidelines such as: obtaining information, systematization and analysis of it, the execution of specific actions or the promotion of national and international collaboration to act on a world, the digital one, in a constant process of change and evolution.

In that document it was already stated that the objective would be to “offer these taxpayers the opportunity to improve their fiscal behavior” and that for this it was essential to obtain information from the digital platforms that act as intermediaries and put businessmen and consumers located anywhere in the world in contact.