New EU VAT Rules

Posted by Small Scale Lights on 30th Jun 2021

From the 1st July 2021 all orders from the EU and Northern Ireland will be subject to the payment of VAT on delivery. I am not VAT registered so I do not charge for VAT in my store but it does mean that orders will now be 17-20% more expensive than previously, depending on your countries VAT rates.

*Each country has their own duties and taxes, so you are responsible for any incurred fees when you receive your order.*

What will you pay?

Previously all items under 22€ were exempt. However from the 1st July 2021 all items will be subject to Import Tax.

Orders up to 150€

Import Tax/Vat of around 17 – 21% depending on your country, plus a handling fee by the courier.

Orders over 150€

Import Tax of around 17 – 21% depending on your country, courier handling fee and aCustoms Charge.

I am currently looking into options for DDP (Delivery Duty Paid) which would allow you to pay the charge at checkout for a seamless delivery but as a small business it may not be possible to do this.