Many small businesses from Romania use advertising services from Google, Facebook and other similar providers. The VAT consequences are:
- The transaction is taxable in Romania, regardless whether Google added VAT or not in Ireland. In conclusion, the Romanian company will calculate VAT 19% to the whole value of the invoice and will declare the debts in the special VAT return (D301) until the 25th of the following month.
- Because this is an inter community transaction, the Romanian company must previously register according to art. 317, paragraph (1), letter c) of the Fiscal Code and will get a special VAT number. The registration is done based on Form 091. The registration does not imply a deduction right but it is relevant for the provider and for the EU VAT return.
- The Romanian company will submit the EU VAT Return (D390) until the 25th of the following month.
From the income tax perspective, there is no withholding tax or any administrative burden as the services are provide outside Romania and are subject to income tax only in the country the provider resides.
Tax Partner at Kreston Romania