Brexit and Shopify stores

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Hi everyone! We have done a brief video guide on what Brexit means for Shopify stores and their customers.


In the video we go over the two possible Brexit scenarios, and what you need to do as a Shopify store owner to stay legally compliant in each case.



We have also written an article about Brexit on our blog, we will keep it updated as the saga unfolds. If you have any questions just let me know and I'll try to answer them!



How to get your Shopify store ready for Brexit


Jan at Sufio


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Just a quick note that this info above is now outdated. As far as I can conclude; If you sell to UK customers and send the goods from overseas, you need to register for UK VAT:

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I keep seeing the advert on TV for and wondered if I need to do anything? As took the few questions test on site and seems there alot to sort out urgently before we officially leave the EU in 64 days’ time. However, I am unsure what applies to me and my small business, not sure if this is something you can advise on? As because I rely on Shopify for my website and linking to print on demand suppliers that ship worldwide my designs on products, I am not sure if it will be automatically done through them? 



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Hi Jan (Sufio)

Thanks for sharing this video with us, but we are still confused in regards to EU stores selling to the UK.

According to your video, we should not charge VAT to UK, but according to the message that appears in Shopify - it looks like we are supposed to not only charge VAT, but also be registered for VAT in the UK. Do you have any insights? 



The UK VAT laws that came into force on January 1, 2021 result in new VAT requirements for sales equal to or less than £135.

  • Under the new laws, the sale of goods equal to or less than £135 require you to register for VAT in the UK. In this case, VAT is collected at the point of sale and remitted by the merchant. If you use registration-based taxes and have a UK VAT registration, then VAT will be applied to your sales to customers in the UK.

Many thanks!