Import VAT on parcels

Find out about import value added tax (VAT) on parcels, if you are outside of the UK and sell goods to UK buyers, in a no-deal Brexit.

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In a no-deal Brexit, if you are based outside the UK and sell goods to UK buyers that are worth £135 or less, you must pay import VAT.

To pay import VAT you can either:

  • register with HMRC to report and pay the import VAT due yourself
  • pay a parcel operator that offers a service to pay import VAT to HMRC on your behalf
Published 14 February 2019