As your fiscal representative, Avalara is jointly and severally liable for your VAT liability. Our payment partner LianLian Pay will conduct a background check. This mandatory background check will verify your identity, perform anti-money laundering checks as mandated by the AML regulations, and assess your suitability as a customer. We will use some of the information you provide during the registration process for your background checks but additional information may be required. The background check will not affect your credit rating.
Once Avalara has been appointed as your fiscal representative, we will conduct periodic checks to meet regulatory requirements. That means you may be contacted occasionally for information to complete these checks.
Once you have passed the background check, Avalara will let you know, and then we can submit your VAT registration once all documents have been signed.
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