Debitoor update on the reverse charge procedure after Brexit

As you already know, the UK left the EU and the transition phase for Brexit ended on January 1, 2021. For this reason there is a change in your invoicing program so that you, as an EU company, can correctly create your invoices for customers from Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In this blog article you will find out how your EU registered company can now – if necessary – record the reverse charge procedure for Great Britain as well.

What changes in bills and expenses?

Previously, the reverse charge procedure with 0% sales tax was automatically applied when you create an invoice to a customer who is registered in the UK.

After Brexit, you have the option in the Debitoor invoicing program to choose whether or not the reverse charge procedure should apply to UK transactions. For customers or service providers from Great Britain, the button Apply Reverse Charge will appear in future. You can turn the button on or off.

## How do you create invoices for UK customers after Brexit

From the point in time when the Brexit transition phase officially ends, i.e. January 1, 2021, the reverse charge will change. As for your customers from Northern Ireland, nothing will change here and the reverse charge process is still in use. For customers from England, Scotland and Wales, however, the procedure as you know it no longer applies.

Rechnungen Reverse-Charge Button

So be sure to check where exactly your customers are registered. If you’re based in Northern Ireland, you’ll turn on the reverse charge button. If you are from England, Scotland or Wales, you push the button Out. For customers from Northern Ireland, however, you set up the button after Brexit An.

So you decide manually. The button only appears if your customer has a UK address and you are subject to sales tax.

How do you spend as a customer in the UK?

If your business purchases goods in the UK, it will deal with these expenses in a similar manner. Previously, the reverse charge procedure was automatically applied if you selected Great Britain for the supplier’s country. From now on you will have to manually choose whether or not to apply reverse charge to your spending.

This option is only shown if you select a service provider or supplier from the UK. For all other suppliers from EU countries, the reverse charge procedure is automatically used as before.

Ausgaben Reverse-Charge Button

It’s the same for expenses as it is for invoices: if your supplier is registered in Northern Ireland, you can use the reverse charge method. However, if it is based in England, Scotland or Wales, it does not apply.


We want to accommodate you with this flexible application. Be sure to familiarize yourself with which of your customers and suppliers are registered in the UK and which are registered in Northern Ireland. It would also be beneficial for you if you marked this in your Debitoor customer directory.

In addition, you should always be on the Government homepage inform. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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