The following Value Added Tax guidance note by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
This guidance note provides an overview of the VAT implications of specific types of transactions that can be undertaken within the EU.
Businesses that sell goods to customers in other EU member states can elect to send the goods via the post or a courier / fast parcel operator. The sale can be zero-rated as long as goods are sold to a customer with an EU VAT registration number that is valid in the country where the goods go to (subject to the triangulation simplification) and the supplier has satisfactory evidence that the goods have been removed from the UK. Please see the Supplies of goods within the EU guidance note for more information on the requirements.
A business can zero rate the sale providing the following is undertaken.
The business must take the package to the Post Office together with a fully completed certificate of posting form which must be presented with the goods. The Post Office will stamp the certificate of posting and return this to the person posting the goods. Acceptable forms are:
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