EU VAT Free Sales
VAT is not charged on EU sales to Non-UK based EU customers who are registered for VAT and provide a valid VAT registration number. This can also be done on-line during the checkout process or by prior approval at the time of creating your business account at BYOD.
What is VAT?
VAT is the tax that will be applied to most goods and services that a VAT-registered business will provide in the UK. VAT is also charged on goods and some services which are imported from countries outside the European Union (EU), and brought into the UK from other EU country.
Am I eligible to get an exemption on VAT?
If you are an EU Business which is VAT registered, we offer a simple way to purchase our products without paying the UK VAT, giving you a minimum of 20% saving off of our listed prices. Eligible customers must meet the following criteria for EU VAT free sales:
- The billing address must match the address where the VAT number is registered to.
- The VAT registered business must be within the European Union (excluding the UK).
- The Company details and shipping address must match the VIES data base records.
How do I check that my VAT number is valid?
To check that your VAT number is valid please visit the VIES VAT number validation portal, all business VAT numbers are validated through this system. I am eligible for an exemption on VAT. How do I place a VAT free order? You must follow these steps to register and benefit from VAT free orders:
Create an account here in the store, or go to the “log in” option at the top of this page. Enter the requested details, including your country and shipping address which is registered against your VIES address.
Once registered, your VAT number will be checked after you complete your order through the checkout process, (Please note, VAT will still be added at this time and charged) when the VAT number has been validated with VIES system you will be refunded your VAT, and all orders placed after your first order will be on your VAT Free approved business account. Please ensure that you login using your approved VAT free sales account before proceeding with your orders or vat will be added to you invoice and charged at the check out process.
I want to gain pre approval for my company VAT Free sales, how do I do this?
If you would like to have a pre-approved VAT Free sales account before placing your first order, please complete this form after registering for an account in the store, please include your EU VAT number and country code and email address used to register in the store, we will confirm when your account is set up and ready for use.
What if my VAT number was not recognised, has not got the correct information or is not accepted by the VIES system?
If you have correctly selected the correct country code and correctly entered the VAT number after the two letter country code it should pass the “VIES VAT validation service", if there is an error in this process you will need to contact your local VAT office to gain validation on the VIES system. The following countries are within the EU for VAT Free Sales purposes:
- Czech Republic
- The Republic of Ireland
- The Netherlands