After years of Brexit negotiations, the UK has finally left the EU. It is hard to understand the impact on our everyday lives quite yet, but already we’re feeling the changes. The new VAT rules are causing some confusion, and there have been some surprises for online shoppers buying items from the EU.
We’re here to break down what the new VAT rules are and point you towards the most reliable information about the changes.
What are the new VAT rules?
When 1 January 2021 rolled around, it wasn’t only the calendar year that changed for us living in the UK. It was the moment that the new post-Brexit VAT rules came into play.
The key difference to understand is that before Brexit, VAT was included at the point of online checkout. Now, it is being asked for at the point of delivery.
Let’s break it down further:
- For orders