IOSS – Exchange Rate

Since My Duty Collect started submitting monthly VAT returns to the IOSS authorities, some questions have been raised regarding the exchange rate applied to transactions that require currency conversion. Considering that the IOSS rules apply mostly to companies based outside the European Union, this topic can be of interest to companies that submit monthly VAT reports. Based on the IOSS guidelines, this post covers one more VAT IOSS monthly submissions rule for you to stay totally tax compliant in the EU.

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Exchange Rate

Where supplies have been made using a currency other than the euro, the exchange rate to be used is that published by the European Central Bank on the last day of the calendar month to which the VAT return relates. If there is no publication on that date, the rate on the next day of publication is to be used.

European Central Bank

The ECB website provides the exchange rates to be consulted on a daily basis. The reference rates are usually updated around 16:00 CET on every working day, except on TARGET closing days. They are based on a regular daily concertation procedure between central banks across Europe, which normally takes place at 14:15 CET.

In summary, the Import One Stop Shop return has to be made out in one single currency, which is euro. Customers must use the exchange rate as published by the European Central Bank on the last date of the tax period.

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