VAT S56 and Inter community Trading


New Member
Currently I am S56 in Ireland. I trade in other European countries. A company is charging VAT on invoices despite my S56 status as the work i am completing is in Spain and company is based in Spain is this correct? Also i am purchasing goods from Germany but because my destination of goods is Spain they are charging VAT as i don't have a VAT number for the destination country, again is this right?


Frequent Poster
If the place of supply is Spain then the Spanish company is correct to charge you Spanish VAT, s56 is only applicable in Ireland. I would think that the German company shouldn't charge you VAT as they are making an intra-community supply but there might be some reason I'm not thinking of.