VAT exemption for cheap packages outside the EU is cancelled
Simultaneously with this change, the VAT exemption for packages from outside the European Union with a value under € 22 will also be changed. This exemption will expire completely. Ordering something small from, for example, China via AliExpress can suddenly become a lot more expensive. This can have major consequences for some online retailers and web shops that are specifically catering to products in this price range.
Don’t wait too long
The Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (‘Belastingdienst’) has created a page (in Dutch) where you can find more information about the new European rules regarding VAT, web shops and e-commerce. See also this overview from the European Commission. July 1 may not seem right around the corner, but don't wait too long with adjustments in your webshop. This way you will not be faced with unpleasant surprises this summer and you‘ll be offering your customers correct services right from the start when the new rules apply. Do you want go through the necessary adjustments for your Shopify webshop with Code?
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