If you are a UK or EU (European Union) resident, we are required to charge you UK Sales Tax or ‘Value Added Tax’ (VAT). This is currently 20% on the combined goods value and shipping charge of your order.
The one exception to this is if your purchase is made in the name of an EU business and it has a valid VAT number. In that instance we can process the transaction without charging VAT, however to do so we need the VAT number at the time the order is placed. Our website is not set up to handle this special situation so if you want to take advantage of it, please email us on email@example.com in advance. We can then process it manually.
If you're outside the EU and the address you’ve asked us to deliver to is also outside the EU, you don’t have to pay VAT and your shopping basket will automatically remove it. Please note, though, that if you ask us to send the goods to an address inside the EU, the exemption doesn’t apply and VAT will be added on again.
Here is a handy set of rules for VAT application:
|Billing Address||Delivery Address|
|UK||UK||Includes 20% VAT|
|UK||Non-UK||Includes 20% VAT|
|EU||EU||Includes 20% VAT|
|EU||Non-EU||Includes 20% VAT|
|Rest of the world (ROW)||ROW||No VAT|
|ROW||UK or EU||Includes 20% VAT|
Our website won't, I'm afraid, allow you to override these rules. For instance, if you’re in the UK, you can’t choose $ pricing as a way of not paying VAT, because if we let you we'd be hauled in by the VAT office, never to be seen again.
Prices displayed do not include shipping charges, if applicable. Where they apply, they are added during the ordering process after you’ve told us where you want your parcel delivered to. If you want to see what the charges are before that, see 'Shipping Charges'.
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