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September 25, 2023

Selling to UK consumers through Amazon as a non-UK resident involves various scenarios, each with distinct VAT treatments.

Let’s explore these scenarios and clarify the VAT requirements:

  1. UK Limited Company and VAT Registration: If you operate a limited company and have it registered for VAT, it’s important to note that Amazon will not automatically handle VAT collection and remittance on your behalf. In this case, the responsibility for managing VAT payments and returns rests with you.
  2. Selling and Shipping from Outside the UK: When you sell products to UK consumers via Amazon and ship those goods from a location outside the UK, Amazon will automatically collect and pay the VAT to HMRC. However, it’s crucial to understand that you’re still required to file VAT returns as part of your compliance obligations.

In summary, whether you’re operating as a UK limited company or selling from abroad, understanding and managing VAT obligations is essential. Amazon’s role in collecting and remitting VAT depends on your specific circumstances, but compliance with tax regulations is ultimately your responsibility.

Regardless of your specific situation, setting up a robust accounting system is paramount. For comprehensive VAT guidance and expert VAT support, especially tailored to the UK market, consider reaching out to us today! We are committed to provide invaluable support, ensuring you meet all your VAT obligations correctly.


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