notice we will not be shipping orders
Sorry, still no change on this
as of 5-10-2021
See info from your government's website below. We may not be able to sell you anything.
We received this notice on 1-10-2021:
Effective Jan 1, 2021, value added tax (VAT) must be collected for all goods entering the United Kingdom (UK).
There will be a 20% VAT rate on goods valued up to £135 (about $180 USD), which you must collect unless your online marketplace (e.g. eBay, Amazon, Etsy, etc.) is already collecting it. Current procedures for goods valued over £135 remain the same.
To prevent your UK shipments from being delayed, held, or returned by UK customs in 2021, please take the following steps:
1. Register for a VAT number with the UK: https://www.gov.uk/vat-registration
2. Collect VAT at the time of purchase.
3. Make quarterly VAT return payments to the UK.
In addition, you should include your VAT number on your customs declarations. This process will vary depending on your shipping software, so be on the lookout for instructions early next year.
They sent this to us on the 10th of Jan. 2021 and still left the last sentence wrong... "early next year"
So now, for the privilege of selling you something, we are supposed to be the tax collector for the UK as well as the Sales Tax Collector for the US and not be compensated for for this service. Sounds like SLAVERY to me, not to mention violation of the minimum wage laws.
On top of not being compensated, we have to pay the credit card processors 3%+ to process the tax payment.
Or we can list it with BIG TECH, pay them up to 20% commission, fill their coffers, screw you and me, and let them collect it.
From your your government's website
According to this the $185.00 threshold does not apply
|Businesses outside the UK
Theres no threshold if neither you nor your business is based in the UK. You must register as soon as you supply any goods and services to the UK (or if you expect to in the next 30 days).
(NETPs) - basic information
9.1 NETP definition
A non-established taxable person (NETP) is any person who is not normally resident in the UK, does not have a UK establishment and, in the case of a company, is not incorporated in the UK.
9.2 UK establishment: definition
place where essential management
decisions are made and the businesss central administration is carried
out is in the UK
9.3 When an NETP must register
for VAT in the UK
register for VAT in the UK
|2.3 Taxable supplies
A taxable supply is any supply made in the UK which is not exempt from VAT. Taxable supplies include those which are zero-rated for VAT.
A supply which is not VAT-exempt is always a taxable supply whether or not the person making it is registered for VAT.
However, you do not have to account for VAT on the taxable supplies you make when both of the following apply:
youre not required by
law to be VAT registered
some services you receive from
overseas (see VAT Notice 741: place of supply of services-before 1 January
2010, section 16) although you receive the supply, youre
deemed also to have made it