European Union DAC7 Update: October 🎃 2022

October 3, 2022

During the summer, many EU member states published their draft DAC7 rules. This is in preparation for the legal transposition deadline of 31, December 2022. Our update summarizes the current status of implementation across the EU.

DAC7 is a new data sharing obligation that applies to digital platforms enabling users to: 

  • Sell goods eg. Amazon, eBay 
  • Rent out immovable property eg. Airbnb, Booking.com
  • Carry out personal services eg. Uber, TaskRabbit
  • Rent any mode of transport eg. Turo, Click & Boat

Digital platforms affected by DAC7 are already putting their processes in place.

This initiative impacts platforms of all sizes.

Within the DAC7 directive, users who sell goods or provide services through digital platforms are referred to as ‘sellers’. This new rule means that if you are affected you should validate and share your sellers’ data with country tax authorities, including:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Tax ID
  • Bank account number
  • Annual earnings made through your platform

Timeline

On March 22, 2021, the European Council adopted DAC7. It ordered EU members to fully implement the directive into national law by December 31, 2022. Of course, this is at national government level. 

At business level your first DAC7 reports must be submitted by January 31, 2024. Seems like that’s a ‘next year’ problem, doesn’t it? But to make sure you’re fully DAC7 compliant, you need to prepare now. 

That first report is based on your 2023 sellers’ data. So digital platforms need to collect, backfill, and validate all the required information now.

The data validation of pre-existing sellers needs to be finished by December 31, 2024.

Country status update

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The map below shows the current status of implementation across Europe. You can find out more details about individual countries through the links at the end of the article.

🇦🇹Austria‍: Legislation updated July 20, 2022

🇫🇷France: Legislation, updated 1 April 2022

🇸🇰Slovakia: Legislation, updated 15 June 2022

🇭🇷Croatia: Official source, updated September 1, 2022  

🇨🇿Czech Republic: Official source, updated April 13, 2022

🇩🇪GermanyOfficial source, updated August 26, 2022

🇮🇪Ireland: Official source, updated October 21, 2021‍

🇱🇺Luxembourg: Official source, updated June 13, 2022

🇳🇱Netherlands: Official source, updated July 30, 2022

🇸🇮SloveniaOfficial source, updated August 1 2022 

🇪🇸Spain: Official source, updated February 22, 2022‍

🇧🇬Bulgaria: Official source, updated August 23, 2022

🇮🇹ItalyOfficial source, updated July 30, 2022

🇵🇱Poland: Official source, updated July 19, 2022

🇬🇧UK*: Official source, updated July 20, 2022 *not in the EU, but will likely introduce a compatible data sharing regime

🇧🇪Belgium

🇨🇾Cyprus

🇩🇰Denmark

🇪🇪Estonia

🇫🇮Finland

🇬🇷Greece

🇭🇺Hungary

🇱🇻Latvia

🇱🇹Lithuania

🇲🇹Malta

🇵🇹Portugal

🇷🇴Romania

🇸🇪Sweden

Check back monthly for updates

How can Fonoa help?

In less than 4 months DAC7 will take effect across the EU. Platforms will not only have to start collecting all required data points from new sellers, but will also need to collect and validate data of their pre-existing sellers. 

With our tax number validator, you can validate tax IDs from 96 countries in bulk and individually, and return necessary information from local databases like company name and address.

When DAC7 is in place, our Data Sharing product will guide tax professionals towards compliance and automate technical complexities so you can save time while owning and controlling the end-to-end process

Put your time and energy back into your business, not tax compliance. Get in touch to automate these Data Sharing and DAC7 compliance processes.

Attila Felföldi
Tax Expert

Attila is an experienced tax professional specialized in international taxation with a focus on different data sharing regimes across the EU like DAC6 and DAC7. He has several years of Big4 tax consultancy experience helping clients from a wide range of industries including e-commerce with their data sharing obligations and international tax planning.

Raphael Hanke
Product Manager

Raphael is a product manager at Fonoa. With a background in data analytics & automation and experience in the area of financial- and tax technology. He joined Fonoa from a digital marketplace to build innovative solutions to address the problems he experienced in the past.