Setting up VAT collection for UK shop selling to EU

JamieBuck
Tourist
11 0 1

Hello
Apologies if this has been asked before. I have a shop (buckandhide.com) selling small leather goods to consumer, occasionally to the EU & beyond. The order will generally be £10-£50 or so. I haven't changed the tax settings to allow for VAT collection since Brexit, could someone help me out with this? I'm not VAT registered in the UK but assume I need to do something.
Any help appreciated,
Jamie

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Sufio
Shopify Partner
141 1 53

Hi Jamie,

I'd love to share our Brexit Guide for Shopify merchants with you because I believe it will help you understand the situation a little better.

If you have any questions regarding invoicing, feel free to get in touch with us at support@sufio.com.

 

All the best,

- Max from Sufio

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GameBall
Tourist
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A good place to start:

https://www.gov.uk/vat-registration

It is a process and you can hire someone if needed.

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JamieBuck
Tourist
11 0 1

Thanks both, I only really sell a few things to the EU a year and it's not worth VAT registering. It's all so complicated for a few items it's making my own website much less desirable than using Etsy. Shame really.

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Markssxx
Excursionist
23 0 7

Hi Jamie.

 

I know your post was back in JUNE but I am about to star an online store in September and won’t register for VAT until my sales go over £85k. I only sell in the UK too. Did you manage to sort it out in the end? I would be interested to see how your business is going and share ideas with each other. My business is gifts. Hope we can chat together, I am in the UK. Check my site out.

https://click-a-gift-com.myshopify.com/admin/products/new

 

thanks Howard

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JamieBuck
Tourist
11 0 1

HI Howard!
Nope, I haven't got far at all. To be honest I don't sell much to the EU so it hasn't really been a problem yet. Did you get anywhere with this? Cheers
Jamie

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Markssxx
Excursionist
23 0 7

Hi Jamie.

Thanks for the reply. No I never got far but like you I am just selling within the UK. Makes it’s easier but I’m just completing my GDPR  sections etc. One advisor said to me don’t worry about it too much most people couldn’t care less. I have the usual privacy cookies etc on the website as pop ups. Are you getting many sales? You have a very niche product and lovely website too.
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JamieBuck
Tourist
11 0 1

Hey Howard
Maybe we could help each other out in this minefield Can I contact you through your shop?
Best
Jamie

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Markssxx
Excursionist
23 0 7
Hi Jamie.
Why not use my email so we can help each other more. howardmarkc@icloud.com I have not launched my store yet partly due to these complicated GDPR rules. Look forward to your email.
Howard