An IOSS VAT Solution and Tax Calculation for Shopify E-commerce
Our client is a European company with headquarters located in Tallinn, Estonia, which provides all the services on one platform for managing secure cross-border trade. Such top-notch technology allows managing large amounts of data and VAT processing saving time on compliance and tax procedures, and fills electronic declarations and item descriptions quickly. Its AI-based algorithm greatly simplifies the whole process of e-commerce and helps entrepreneurs to sell goods seamlessly across EU and UK markets.
It is an indispensable service for businesses in the European Union to manage the complexity and risk of their accounting compliance obligations and reduce the stress of complex taxation systems applied differently in each EU country.
In our joint project, we needed to connect the company's system and partnering Shopify stores. To achieve it, we offered to create an app that would serve as a link between shop owners and buyers. While shop owners can easily supervise duty & tax calculations with a completely automated process handled by an artificial intelligence system, buyers get a user-friendly interface for online shopping with calculation of all necessary taxes.
Secondly, we had to integrate Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) processing for Shopify e-commerce stores to collect, declare and pay the VAT to the tax authorities. With this service, buyers are exempted from paying VAT when importing goods into the EU, as it used to be. That helps both buyers and shop owners handle tax management challenges for product categories in different EU countries, and reduces administrative burden.