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i am american living in london,,,i have a usa ebay account (not a buisness account)...i am selling some items i purchased in uk on ebay.co.uk site to only uk buyers but when i list anything vat is added to all my items automatically...i am only selling some used items ,,,is there anyway to stop having the vat charges added as it makes my prices and postage charge high...thanks
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It is like our sales tax,you cant remove it

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thanks...but if i selling something privately in uk that i purchased in uk surely tax was already paid...my British friends do not have the tax added to there private listings....if i opened another account directly on the .co.uk site with uk address and bank account would i still have the problem..???..thanks
But where are you?and where will the shipment come from?
If it is outside UK,there will be VAT.
I just sold some items to someone in Ireland on Etsy,receiving address is UK,and I have to state on the package that VAT has been collected by Etsy and will be forwarded to authority

Who said Ebay need you Vat number,?
Go to Ebay seller forum and ask other sellers.
I sell on Etsy to customers in EU and UK,Etsy takes care of charging VAT from my buyer and remitting to his govt,I use Etsy global shipping and write the VAT code (given by Etsy) and the $$ on the shipping label,Etsy global shipping knows what to do.

Thanks,I just sold some items to a guy in UK(Ireland) on Etsy,I am an US seller ,Etsy takes the VAT $$ from my buyer and I mark my package with the proper Tarriff number and that VAT $$ XXX has been paid .
He should not have to pay tarriff when he receives the item.

Etsy took his money,I assume Etsy will remit to UK,but it may not believe the amount is enough.Thats his problem.
here is the message from Etsy when I reviewd the order
You must share Etsy's IOSS number, IM3720000224, with your courier for this order (use it only for this purpose). This helps ensure that your buyer won't be charged VAT twice. Make sure to write the value of this order in euros, €xx.yy, on your package, too.

Using shipping labels purchased from Etsy? We’ll do this all for you.
Learn More
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Now a year ago,an UK buyer bought an item from me,Etsy has not started collecting Vat then,when it arrived at his post office,he is expected to pay Uk customs and he refused to go to the post office,so it finally come back to me like 6 months later.
A few months ago,an Austrian buyer bought an item with goldfill case from me,Etsy did not charge him VAT $$,when it arrived in Austria,customs want him to pay tarriff of $200?? and he said he does not have the money and wants me to pick up half?
I refused and told him to appeal ,it is not solid gold,it is goldfill and he should not have to pay that much.
Back and forth,it went nowhere,I guess it will find its way back to me.
So it looks like Etsy collecting VAT must be quite recent,

years ago when I was selling to UK,some buyers will ask me to write charity on the customs form,I guess this is how they can avoid paying customs duty?

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thanks...but if i selling something privately in uk that i purchased in uk surely tax was already paid...my British friends do not have the tax added to there private listings....if i opened another account directly on the .co.uk site with uk address and bank account would i still have the problem..???..thanks
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Default Re: vat automatically added to my ebay uk listings

Almost certainly due to you using a US registered account. If you create a new one with UK info then the issue will go away.
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But where are you?and where will the shipment come from?
If it is outside UK,there will be VAT.
I just sold some items to someone in Ireland on Etsy,receiving address is UK,and I have to state on the package that VAT has been collected by Etsy and will be forwarded to authority
if it is within the UK on a non-UK ebay account there will be a restriction after first sale demanding to provide UK VAT number
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i am in uk....items were purchased in uk and will be sold in uk.....thanks
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if it is within the UK on a non-UK ebay account there will be a restriction after first sale demanding to provide UK VAT number
i am just selling some furniture,,,clothes etc i purchased while i lived here...ebay have added vat to everything i sold already....you say i need a vat number..how do i get that..??
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Default Re: vat automatically added to my ebay uk listings

it is VAT law

uk ebay account and item location uk = does not pay VAT unless the threshold has been exceeded

uk ebay account and foreign item location = pays VAT

foreign ebay account and item location uk = gets restricted after first sale unless they provide VAT number

foreign ebay account and foreign item location = pays VAT
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Thanks,I just sold some items to a guy in UK(Ireland) on Etsy,I am an US seller ,Etsy takes the VAT $$ from my buyer and I mark my package with the proper Tarriff number and that VAT $$ XXX has been paid .
He should not have to pay tarriff when he receives the item.
he can easily be charged again because customs have to see proof of payment , in many cases they just let it through but customs do not know if VAT was paid unless this information is sent to them through the carrier
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Default Re: vat automatically added to my ebay uk listings

i guess i could try open a uk ebay account...would i need to link with a uk bank account or is my usa one fine...if so what are the best ones to use..is monzo ok..all my ids ,passport and driver license are usa but im in uk now selling up my stuff for few months before i leave,,,.

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