Brexit: how to manage the VAT and customs risk

Brexit: how to manage the VAT and customs risk

The UK has left the EU Customs Union, Single Market and VAT regime. Thousands of businesses face new VAT, customs and tariff obligations on trade between the EU and UK.

Learn what the key changes are, the details of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and how Avalara can help you reduce the tax bill and keep your goods or services flowing.

The UK has left the EU Customs Union, Single Market and VAT regime. Thousands of businesses face new VAT, customs and tariff obligations on trade between the EU and UK.

Learn what the key changes are, the details of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and how Avalara can help you reduce the tax bill and keep your goods or services flowing.

How to keep goods moving and VAT minimised

Contact Avalara's Brexit team for FREE guidance on how to adapt your business model

From obtaining an EORI number to ensuring you avoid import VAT payments across the EU, check the essential steps you should take now to keep your shipments from getting held up in Customs and that you manage import VAT across Europe

Essential VAT & customs tips

SUMMIT - now on demand

Brexit: the morning after

VAT and customs summit

Learn what the Brexit trade deal means for businesses trading across the EU & UK in terms of customs, VAT and wider issues.

Watch any of the five webinar sessions from our post-Brexit summit, now on demand.

Guide

Brexit ecommerce guide (updated for 2021)

This guide covers the essential steps ecommerce sellers need to take now that the UK has left the EU Customs Union and VAT regime to keep their cross-border sales going, avoid extra tax costs and frustrated customers.

What’s inside:

  • A list of the new VAT and customs requirements for ecommerce sellers post-Brexit
  • Your obligations and risks as an online seller
  • Practical actions you can take right now to continue selling in 2021
Guide

2021 Brexit Survival Guide

The UK left the EU VAT Regime and Customs Union on 31 December 2020 following Brexit.

This post-Brexit guide, updated January 2021 covers:

  • The new VAT and customs requirements for moving goods
  • VAT changes on services
  • Northern Ireland - the most complex European VAT regime?
  • Highlights of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Explore more Brexit-related business news and resources

We're constantly covering Brexit. Explore more news and discussion on VAT and customs change below. Or download our guides with details on UK and EU measures and reliefs - and watch on-demand webinars from experts in VAT, customs and freight.