Maybe Mini-kits can be persuaded to take the path of least resistance, make a pact with the devil and sell via eBay, who will deal with the VAT on his behalf under the global shipping program. We end up paying even more of course, but it might be slightly less pain for small vendors. Quite a few smallish sellers do seem to have registered for UK VAT, or at least are charging it now. Perhaps when the VAT rules change in EU, other small suppliers will get set up for that and do the admin for the UK one at the same time and charge a fee for doing it. Better the cash goes to them than to the “we are only a platform so we don’t make any money in your jurisdiction and don’t pay local taxes” marketplaces.
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On 31 Jan 2021, at 10:48, Andy <email@example.com> wrote:
On 31/01/2021 10:34, G8ZHA via groups.io wrote:
I have just sent an email to Mini-kits in VK, enquiring about a couple of PCBs and received this reply:It's not really a Brexit change per se. It's a VAT change and the same VAT at source change comes into the remaining 27 EU countries in July 2021. If we had remained in the EU, the same change would have happened then rather than January.
Sorry we can no longer ship to the UK due to changes to your tax system.
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The changes are
Abolishing distances sales thresholds and extending the Union MOSS scheme to cover sales of goods as well as all B2C services
Abolishing the small consignment relief and introducing an import scheme for goods up to €150
Making marketplaces the supplier of goods in certain situations
Extending the non-Union MOSS to cover all B2C supplies of services