WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW

SELLING CROSS BORDER

If you are selling online to customers based in other countries, chances are that you should be charging VAT or the equivalent sales tax of the customers country.

There are many different variations of how you might be selling to customers abroad either direct shipping, through marketplaces, fullfilment by Amazon (FBA), third party warehouses etc. There are a few key things that you need to be aware of to make sure that you are VAT compliant in other countries.

CHECKLIST

  1. Know where you are shipping product from and where you are shipping to for all your sales
  2. Have you exceeded any distance selling thresholds
  3. If you are using third party picking, packing and shiping such as FBA, know where they are holding your stock and shipping it to.
  4. What VAT rates are you charging on your sales, have you set up to charge the correct VAT rate based on the location of the customer
  5. Are you VAT registered in other countries and are you submitting returns to those countries

Do you know the answers to the above questions? If no then you need to contact us.

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