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Provisional Intrastat thresholds for 2016
Following the usual review by authorities of the European Union, the provisional Intrastat thresholds for the new year have been announced
Changes in 2016 mainly affect the following eight countries:
Countries increasing their thresholds - Germany, Finland, Ireland and Latvia
Countries decreasing their thresholds - Denmark, Croatia, Lithuania and the Netherlands
- The highest threshold increases are expected to be in Germany and Ireland.
- Denmark and Croatia look to introduce the reduced thresholds for dispatches only.
- Lithuania and the Netherlands are set to reduce their thresholds for both dispatches and arrivals.
Changes by country from 1 January 2016
Germany to increase its Intrastat arrivals (Eingang) threshold from €500,000 to €800,000 per annum. There will be no increase to the dispatches (Versand) threshold of €500,000.
Intrastat threshold for arrivals to increase from €500,000 to €550,000.
The arrivals thresholds are to be increased from €191,000 to €500,000.
Intrastat threshold for arrivals increased from €70,000 to €180,000.
Threshold for dispatches reduced from DKK 5,000,000 to DKK 4,700,000.
Threshold for dispatches reduced from HRK 1,000,000 to HRK 900,000.
Intrastat threshold on arrivals lowered from €290,000 to €280,000 per annum. The threshold for dispatches is to drop from €215,000 to €200,000.
The Netherlands is the only Member State to introduce annual Intrastat submissions. The annual thresholds for both flows – arrivals and dispatches are to be reduced from €1.5m to €1m for arrivals and €1.2 for dispatches. Monthly Intrastat submissions would be required only if the threshold of €5m is breached.
Provisional Intrastat Threshold for 2016
More than 460,000: detailed Intrastat; Less than 460,000: simplified Intrastat
More than 50,000: monthly Intrastat (EC Purchase listing); Less than 50,000: quarterly Intrastat (EC Purchase listing)
More than 50,000: monthly Intrastat (EC Sales listing); Less than 50,000: quarterly Intrastat (EC Sales listing)
*The values shown are for the basic reporting thresholds. Higher thresholds exist (for example, statistical value reporting, or a more detailed return).