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VAT number request

Why booking ask a vat number? My tax advisor doesn't know.


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BrookAve

 

Hi MARIA GOGOU

 

Because its a requirement for all in EU and or with EU guests as far as I know.

 

Kind Regards

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6 months ago
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MARIA GOGOU

Thank you! However ,I don't hold an enterprise. 

6 months ago
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BrookAve

Hi

 

That does not matter, entirely irrelevent , simply open Extranet.

 

Then choose VAT 

 

Now on the VAT Reg page  simply set as follows:

 

  • Do you have a VAT reg? ..Answer : NO
  • Please Select Reason .. My property is under threshold for registration.

 

Click on SAVE.

 

Thats it all done.

 


Side question what is your listing url ,as it is missing from your partner profile, please add it so we can see the listing.

 

This also helps with clues so we can advise better.

 


How & Why Add your Listing to your Partner Community Profile

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6 months ago
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MARIA GOGOU

So I have to find out if it is registered with vat? I guess this issue can be resolved by auditor s within a company. Booking.com asks for things that  an owner usually doesn't know where to find and without giving explanations. Is this vat going to be collected from the guest? I would really want to know more. We are not all enterpreneurs.

6 months ago
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BrookAve

 

 

You have not even answered my questions to narrow this down either.

 

You have already said your Property with booking.com is not a business.

 

So therefore all you have to do is exactly as I already stated.

 

extranet > Finance Menu > Vat submenu

Q1 : No

Q2 : My property is under threshold for registration.

 

Literally that simple.

 

 If you actually had an accountant for your property he would already be telling you this.

 

Please share your property listing public URL here for review.

 

i.e. go to your own property on booking.com and copy paste in the link, please before you do anything else.

 

thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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6 months ago
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BrookAve

Great now that we know you are in Greece, that helps alot.

So If Greece is the same as IE/UK, as long as the amount earned per year is below a threashold, you cannot get a VAT number.

 

So next you need to find out what that threashold is, an accountant in Greece would know  the equivalent or a revenue government website would also have it.

 

The fact you have two properties tells me you need to register as a Buisiness at a minimum even without the VAT number. Here its called a Company registration number.

 

I would be amazed if you do not have any of this already.

 

As it is one thing to rent out your own home or a family inherited home and then not have to either declare it as a n income source to revenue or apply for some exemption created by a local law.

 

Kind Regards

 

Until you sort that out with local tax advice , set it to VAT number : None and Option: 2

 

You can always update it later.once you get your house in order.

 

https://www.minfin.gr/   <<<<


@M Adamopoulou is also based in Greece and may be able to clarify this better ,

such as what the accommodation vat rate is for Greece, what the requirements are for registering for business and for VAT etc.

 

 

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6 months ago
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Vaghelis CHATZ…

Hi, No, Greece is not the same as IE/UK. Tax system is quite different. All individuals above 18 years old have a VAT number, even if they don 't have any income. If they run their own business, the same VAT number applies also to their one-person business. All other types of companies (runned by more than one person) have their own unique VAT number. So, every person and every company has a VAT number even if the amound earned is zero , so there is not any threashold. For the moment an individual can have an unlimited number of properties for long-term or short-term renting with no obligation to register as a business. But he has to obtain a Short-Term Renting Registration Number for each one of them (A.M. = Arithmos Mitroou) and declare ALL incomes from these houses. So if you have 3 houses for short-term renting you have to obtain 3 different A.M. and declare the total income from each one of them.  By the way this is exactly my case and I 'm also confused.  I have a personal VAT number and I 'm hosting in my houses (having all of them  their own A.M.) , but I don't hold an enterprise so I don 't charge  VAT. So, given that EU legislation booking is reffering to, applies only to businesses charging with VAT, I suppose it doesn' t apply in my case, or MARIA GOGOU case. So we anser "Q2 : My property is under threshold for registration." even if this is not exactly accurate for Greece case? Best regards

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6 months ago
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MARIA GOGOU

Exactly Vaghelis!

In addition, VAT is one thing and the Tax Registration Number every individual has is another thing. In Greece, we officially declare/state our income regardless of owning a business.

Thank you all for the collaboration, I have already proceeded as indicated. Best regards

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6 months ago
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BrookAve

do you have a link to an online  official doc or guide that say all that from your revenue department in government?

 

would be useful to have for when other are looking and dont know

 

thanks

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6 months ago
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MARIA GOGOU

This can be found on the Greek tax platform that every citizen can enter with specific passwords.  Accountants are in charge to help with the declaration of income.

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6 months ago
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BrookAve

thank you for the info and for clearing that up.

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6 months ago