Companies who sell goods from the Netherlands to companies with a delivery address in the EU (the so-called intra-Community supplies) and/or purchase goods in the EU with a delivery in the Netherlands (the so-called intra-Community acquisitions), are required to declare above a certain threshold amount at the Central Bureau for Statistics (‘CBS’). Monthly Intrastat declarations must then be submitted, specifying all transactions (such as the mode of transport, the commodity code and the weight of the shipment).

The CBS recently sent letters to companies announcing that additional information must be provided as of 1 January 2021. This includes the customer’s VAT number and the country of origin. This means that companies must adjust the declaration format and that additional data must be available in the administration.