We just made it easier
Since Brexit, the trade between the UK and EU became much more complicated, resulting in less business between the two regions. In order to facilitate easier trade, we are now registered for UK VAT, which in practice means that,
- UK customers without a valid VAT number will be charged UK VAT by us, relieving the buyer from much of the customs hassle. Gearwise will account for the VAT to HMS Revenue services.
- UK customers with a valid VAT number will trade as before, we will invoice without VAT and the buyer is responsible to report the import to the authorities
When you place the order, at checkout there is a field to enter your GB VAT number, if it is valid the order is placed without VAT, if invalid or not filled in UK VAT will be applied.
That is all there is to it!