AT stands for value-added tax. It’s a tax based on the consumption of goods and services that is commonly found in the UK, EU and select other regions of the world.
VAT is also known as JCT, GST, SST, or QST in some countries.
VAT may be charged to buyers on their purchases (“VAT on Items Sold on Osbisy”) as well as to eligible sellers on their paid seller fees (“VAT on seller fees”).
Learn how VAT works on digital items.
Learn how VAT works on seller fees.
This article contains general information. You should always contact your local tax authority or VAT/tax advisor for more information.
For information on VAT requirements in your location, please consult your local tax authority or a licensed professional.
If you are a VAT registered seller, you may be required to charge VAT on the items that you sell on the Osbisy platform.
Learn how to add your VAT ID for your Osbisy shop.
For EU countries, the applicable VAT rate depends on two things:
When supplying goods and services in the UK and EU, the applicable VAT rates can be checked on the European Commission's website.
Osbisy displays copy next to an item’s price to buyers located in UK that indicates that the price includes VAT (if applicable). If you are required to charge VAT on the items you sell, it is your responsibility to include applicable VAT in your listing prices on Osbisy.
Learn more about how information about applicable tax is displayed to buyers on Osbisy.
If you sell digital items to buyers in certain countries Osbisy is required to charge VAT no matter where your shop is located. If you sell an item to a buyer in a country where Osbisy isn’t required to charge VAT on digital items, you may be responsible to collect it. We recommend that you speak with a professional about the tax laws in your location.
Learn more about how VAT works for digital items.
Some businesses in the EU may need to provide an invoice when supplying goods or services. For further details on the invoice and these requirements, please find more information on the European Commission's website.
Additionally, we recommend that you check whether your invoices comply with the local invoice requirements.
If you’re a seller located outside of the United Kingdom (UK) but you sell to UK buyers, you might be considered an “overseas seller”. Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) defines an “overseas seller” as a seller who:
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The HMRC requires most UK VAT registered businesses with a taxable turnover above £85,000 must follow the rules for Making Tax Digital for VAT. These rules include:
Learn more about Making Tax Digital.
Etsy can’t provide tax advice. We recommend that you speak to a tax advisor with experience in UK VAT or reach out to HMRC directly for more information.
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