Don't worry, there is still time to enroll in the IOSS

August 23, 2021

Businesses shipping to the EU can now use the IOSS electronic portal to fulfill their e-commerce Value Added Tax (VAT) obligations on distance sales of imported goods. The previous VAT rules, under which import VAT was not required for trade goods with a value up to €22, have now expired.

Therefore, all commercial goods imported into the EU from a third country or a third territory will be subject to VAT regardless of their value.

IOSS is the solution for your shipments to the EU

IOSS allows electronic interfaces selling imported goods to buyers in the EU to collect, declare and pay VAT to the tax authorities, instead of having the customer handle the VAT at the time the goods are imported into the EU as before.

If the seller is not registered with IOSS, the buyer must pay VAT and usually a customs clearance fee charged by the carrier.

Ship to the EU without hassle

With Crossborderit (CBIT) it's easy to calculate, collect and pay taxes. Managed a simple pricing structure CBIT can take care of the IOSS for you, deliveries will be like a domestic shipment.

Sign up for CBIT's IOSS representation service, which will provide you with your IOSS number and allow you to send VAT-paid parcels to recipients in all 27 EU countries.

Transparency will help you build loyal international customers and ensure that most shipments are never stopped at the border.

Damon Baca
Crossborderit (CBIT)