Import VAT Charges
Please be aware that since the 1st January 2021 shipments from the EU will be subject to import VAT charge.
VAT-registered businesses can account for import VAT on their VAT Return by using postponed VAT accounting.
Accounting for VAT on your VAT Return in this way allows you to declare import VAT and reclaim it as input tax on the same VAT Return. You can reclaim the VAT incurred on the imported goods you own as input tax subject to the normal rules.
To register for postponed VAT accounting (PVA) customers must complete attached UPS form and email directly to PVA@ups.com If you do not have a UPS account number you will need to sign up here to create an account prior to completing the PVA form
Alternatively a business can choose to pay import VAT on importation. If you choose to do this, you can reclaim the VAT incurred on the imported goods you own as input tax subject to the normal rules.
For more information please can contact UPS directly at email@example.com or on telephone 03457 877 877 option 3. Please ensure you have your tracking number and VAT / EORI number available for reference.
Please note Hexagon is working on a new fullfilment solution which will remove the need for UK import charges in the near future