CASE STUDIES

Membership of BKR ensures global contract for VAT registration in 9 countries

The BKR association proved pivotal in helping win a contract for Fluency Solutions (Blick Rothenberg’s global outsourced accounting company – and featured in previous News Article: http://www.bkremea.com/Global-outsourced-accounting.aspx).

Fluency Solutions were in discussion with a high-end fashionable footwear manufacturer (ultimately listed on NASDAQ) over registering for VAT in a number of countries, in addition to the United Kingdom. The 8 additional countries where the client required VAT registration were Austria, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Centralised by Fluency in London, the client’s requirements were able to be fulfilled due to Blick Rothenberg being a member of BKR International and having access to member firms in each of these countries.

Prompt responses from all BKR members, detailing information such as the costs of registration, the time to be taken by the local tax authorities to process such registration, and the filing frequency of returns, resulted in providing the client with the necessary confidence to proceed and engage Fluency Solutions.