The UK has changed its rules for goods that are shipped directly to customers from outside the UK. If goods located outside the UK worth less than £135 are sold directly to UK customers then VAT will be charged at the point of sale.
The UK Freeway
Postponed Import VAT Accounting (PIVA)
A cash flow solution for importers
VAT-registered companies that import into the UK can gain cash flow relief by using postponed VAT accounting. Postponed Import VAT Accounting (PIVA) is a mechanism, recently introduced by UK authorities, that enables you to account for import VAT on your VAT return rather than paying it at the border.
The Vatglobal UK Freeway
A complete import solution that bypasses VAT
E-commerce sellers are specialists at branding, engagement and technology. The logistics and regulatory demands of actually shipping your goods to global markets adds a whole new layer of complexity. But that doesn’t have to hold you back. Vatglobal’s UK Freeway is a complete solution for any business seeking to import into the UK as efficiently and affordably as possible. We manage the complex bureaucracy – including import VAT and special import mechanism – so that you can focus on growing your core business.
Do you want to learn more about the UK Freeway? Read our e-commerce blog posts on the drop shipping to the UK here.
As a specialist company, our expertise in
international VAT compliance is unmatched.
As a technology-driven company, we ensure that expertise is supported by cutting edge digital tools
to make compliance faster and more efficient and eliminate human error. The ultimate effect is to render the
complexity of global VAT compliance simple, allowing our clients to focus on growing the core areas of their business.