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Lithuania proposes raising VAT registration threshold to €55,000 2024

Baltic state to increase threshold from €45,000 to €55,000 – second highest in the EU

Lithuania has drawn up legislation to increase the annual sales threshold for VAT registration. From the 1 January 2024 it will increase from €45,000 to €55,000. This would make it the fourth highest threshold in the European Union following Italy VAT registration threshold rise at the start of this year to €85,000. The measure is now with Parliament.

The aim will be to lift many small businesses out of the compliance burden of VAT, and also enable B2C services a tax break since they will not have to charge VAT on their prices. The sharp rise of the threshold is also partially due to record-breaking inflation rates of over 20% following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The EU VAT Directive sets the limits on VAT registration thresholds. However, member states may apply for a derogation – these are generally provided by the European Commission with the proviso of a time-limit and need for economic evaluation if a further waiver is required.

2024 EU VAT registration & Intrastat reporting threshold

Country VAT Registration thresholds Intrastat thresholds
Resident Non-resident Arrivals Dispatches Arrivals Statistical Dispatches Statistical
EU One-Stop Shop €10,000 €10,000 EU sellers only - - - -
Austria €35,000 Nil €1,100,000 €1,100,000 €12m €12m
Belgium €25,000 Nil €1,500,000 €1,000,000 €25m €25m
Bulgaria BGN 100,000 Nil BGN 1.65m BGN 1.9m €16m €37.2m
Croatia €40,000 Nil €450,000 €300,000 €450,000 €300,000
Cyprus €15,600 Nil €320,000 €75,000 €2.7m €5.8m
Czechia CZK 2m Nil CZK 15m CZK 15m CZK 30m CZK 30m
Denmark DKK 50,000 Nil DKK 22m DKK 11m DKK 22m DKK 11m
Estonia €40,000 Nil €700,000 €350,000 €700,000 €350,000
Finland €15,000 Nil €800,000 €800,000 €800,000 €800,000
France Goods €85,800 Services €34,400 Nil Discretionary Discretionary Discretionary Discretionary
Germany €22,000 Nil €800,000 €500,000 €49m €51m
Greece Nil Nil €150,000 €90,000 €150,000 €90,000
Hungary  HUF 12m Nil HUF 270m HUF 150m HUF 5.5bn HUF 15bn
Ireland Goods €80,000 Services €40,000 Nil €500,000 €635,000 €5m €34m
Italy €85,000 Nil See country guide See country guide See country guide See country guide
Latvia €50,000 Nil €350,000 €200,000 €5m €7m
Lithuania €55,000 Nil €550,000 €400,000 €7m €10m
Luxembourg €35,000 Nil €250,000 €200,000 €4m €8m
Malta Goods €35,000 Other €30,000 Nil €700 €700 €700 €700
Netherlands €20,000 Nil Discretionary Discretionary Discretionary Discretionary
Poland PLN 200,000 Nil PLN 6.2m PLN 2.8m PLN 103m PLN 150m
Portugal Nil Nil €600,000 €600,000 €6.5m €6.5m
Romania RON 445,500 Nil RON 1m RON 1m RON 10m RON 20m
Slovakia €49,750 Nil €1m €1m €1m €1m
Slovenia €50,000 Nil €220,000 €270,000 €4m €9m
Spain Nil Nil €400,000 €400,000 €400,000 €400,000
Sweden SEK 80,000 Nil SEK 15m SEK 4.5m SEK 15m SEK 4.5m
Non-EU
Bosnia BAM 100,000 Nil n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iceland ISK 2m Nil n/a n/a n/a n/a
Montenegro €35,000 Nil n/a n/a n/a n/a
Norway NOK 50,000 Nil n/a n/a n/a n/a
Russia RUB 8m (on application) Nil n/a n/a n/a n/a
Switzerland CHF 100,000 CHF 100,000 global income n/a n/a n/a n/a
Turkey Nil Nil n/a n/a n/a n/a
UK (Northern Ireland - EU Intrastat only) £85,000 Nil £500,000 £250,000 £24m £24m

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