UK - VAT Guide

As an ecommerce seller, you may be wondering what happens when you sell goods to customers in the UK. You might be aware that the UK has a Value Added Tax (VAT) system where a business may need to charge VAT on its goods and services.

Consignments of goods with a value of £135 or less that are outside:

The £135 limit applies to the value of a total consignment that is imported, not the separate value of individual items that are in a consignment.

To charge and account for VAT the online marketplace will need to:

What does this mean for the non-UK seller?

Ultimately, what it means is that if you are already selling to UK customers online or through a marketplace you should be VAT registered, and filing quarterly returns.

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