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Hi there,
I've just seen a new headline on Amz Seller UK that requires sellers to provide VAT number:
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The Uk Finance Bill 2018 is expected to become law in March 2018. The Bill will require Amazon Marketplace to block non-UK sellers who store goods in the Uk from selling through Amazon.co.uk if the seller does not comply with its UK Vat registration requirements. We recommend that you upload your UK VAT number in Seller Central before March 5th 2018 to ensure smooth functioning of your account.
I'm a household business located outside the EU and I ship my product from US to UK. Do I need to provide VAT number or my account will be suspended this due to this? I've read around many topics and also searched on HRMC website but still can't figure out how to get this number, or if I need to provide it.
Could anyone give me advice, please?
Thank you in advance.
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I think it depends weather you are the importer or your customers are the importer. Do you do FBA or do you ship the items directly to the customer from abroad?
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I think it depends weather you are the importer or your customers are the importer. Do you do FBA or do you ship the items directly to the customer from abroad?
I do FBM, I ship the shipment from US. Do I need to register a VAT number ? Thank you!

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Default Re: New UK Seller VAT Requirement?

If you ship the goods from the US directly to the customer, the the customer is considered the importer and has to pay import duties which includes VAT.

So you don't have to register a UTR (VAT) number.
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UTR number and VAT number are completely different things.

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If you ship the goods from the US directly to the customer, the the customer is considered the importer and has to pay import duties which includes VAT.

So you don't have to register a UTR (VAT) number.
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UTR number and VAT number are completely different things.
Thanks for clarification, OP needs neither tho.
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UTR number and VAT number are completely different things.
Thank you, So do I need to register that VAT number in my case ?
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As you don't store the goods in the UK, I would say no pal.

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Thank you, So do I need to register that VAT number in my case ?
Unless you have items in the UK already and your shipping from the UK to the UK then you don't need to register for VAT

So no you do not need to be VAT registered in this case
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