What is VAT?
Value-Added Tax, or VAT, is a consumption tax that applies more or less to all goods and services that are bought and sold for use or consumption in the European Union.
VAT is applied to orders sold locally or moving across the borders of the European Union's 27* member countries, the UK and Norway, as well as to orders imported to these countries from other locations, such as the US.
In contrast to the US sales tax system, a VAT charge is applicable at each stage of an order’s production.
However, if the seller is registered as a VAT payer, they should be able to reclaim the VAT amount charged by Printify directly from the tax authority by including the relevant VAT invoices into their VAT declaration.
Key facts about VAT
All products within the Printify catalog are subject to VAT.
The applicable VAT rate can vary and is between 0-27% of an order’s total cost.
Shipping fees are also included in the taxable amount.
If the seller has submitted a VAT ID to Printify, they should be able to reclaim the VAT amount paid to Printify from the tax authority at a later date.
*(Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden)