The UK left the EU on January 31, 2020 and was given a transition period until December 31, 2020. Therefore, as of January 1st, 2021, the way VAT is charged in the UK will change.
Since Printful is registered in the UK as a VAT payer, this change will also affect the way we charge VAT for orders going to the UK.
What this means for you if you have a valid UK VAT ID:
For customers with a valid UK VAT ID, we won't charge you VAT for orders going to the UK. However, you'll be responsible for VAT charges yourself.
What this means for you if you have a valid UK VAT ID, but are based in Northern Ireland:
Starting January 1, the EU will grant businesses in Northern Ireland an EU VAT identification number. This means that in Printful, you will have an option to update your UK VAT ID by selecting Northern Ireland as a region. Please make sure to do this until February 1, 2021—after that date we will assume that you have a UK VAT ID.
To change your VAT ID region, in your Printful Dashboard go to Billing > VAT ID and choose Northern Ireland under Region.
What this means for you if you don't have a valid UK VAT ID:
- If your total order amount is less than 135 GBP, we will charge a 20% VAT rate for orders going to the UK.
- If your total order amount is more than 135 GBP, we won't charge you VAT, however, VAT and customs duties will be payable and customs declarations will need to be made at the border.
To learn how to submit your UK VAT ID to Printful, click here.