Some countries impose Sales Tax or Value Added Tax (VAT) on international shipments, and require shippers to provide their recipient's national tax ID number on the label.



New Zealand


United Kingdom

  • You do NOT need to put any tax ID numbers on the shipping label for UK shipments.

  • If the total shipment value is BELOW £135 (around ~$175 US dollars), the online seller (that's you) is responsible for paying a Value Added Tax (VAT) to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs Department (HMRC).

  • If the sale takes place via an online marketplace like eBay or Etsy, the marketplace is deemed the seller, and will pay the VAT instead of the shipper (so you don't have to do anything).

  • If the sale was made directly to a UK recipient without the aid of a marketplace, you are required to register and pay the VAT.

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