I have been notified by ebay that from the 1st July 2021 an IOSS number for VAT collection must be shared with the carrier in order for customs in each EU country to know that the VAT has already been collected and therefore not to charge it to the recipient. This is the message below
"Share IOSS number for imports: where eBay has collected VAT on your shipment from the UK to the EU (up to a consignment value of EUR 150), always electronically provide to your carrier the Import One-Stop Shop (IOSS) number provided by eBay. Otherwise, your buyers may have to pay VAT again on delivery."
Is Linnworks aware of this change and will this be integrated to be included in EU postage labels or customs labels?
Essentially is this something which has already been looked into as I cannot seem to find any literature on a solution for this to be integrated by Linnworks.
Kind Regards Patrick
Came on here to ask the same thing, looks like all eBay sellers will need this implementing into all available delivery services that are booked through Linnworks (Royal Mail mainly for us)
I have raised this with the developers that look after our Sales Channels and Courier integrations to look at making this information available.
We have looked at the API documentation provided by eBay and there is no reference there for eBay to provide the IOSS number.
Therefore, we would have to look at allowing users to set this value on the Courier config.
Therefore, I have a few questions that would help us with this
This is something eBay only announced a couple of days ago as far as I know, so I don't think there is a great deal of info available yet, hopefully it's something they will be adding into the API as Linnworks Royal Mail integration basically won't work without it.
many thanks for the details you have provided, really appreciated.
As you say this is new feature announcement by eBay and information is light, hence me checking with you as a seller
I will take this back to our developers and our contacts at eBay.
I have reached out to our contacts at eBay to get some visibility on the information they will be providing through the API and when this will occur.
In the meantime here are a few links that may be helpful for understanding more about the upcoming EU VAT changes
for reference, eBay have let us know they will be providing a full tech/API update to us in the next 6-10 days.
Once we have this we will be able to provide guidance on what we will be able to implement and by when.
Is there any update on this ?