Brexit and VAT
On January 31, 2020 at midnight, Brexit became a reality. We are currently in a transitional phase, which will end on December 31, 2020. During this phase, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) will negotiate their future relationship. At present, a hard Brexit seems likely. A hard Brexit would mean extensive changes for businesses that trade with the UK. However, even if the EU and the UK can agree upon certain points, there will be significant changes for VAT and customs purposes. Our advice? Start your preparations on time. If you haven't done so yet, take steps immediately!
As of January 1, 2021, the UK will no longer be considered a part of the EU, but rather as a non-EU country for VAT and customs purposes. Non-EU countries are subject to different VAT and customs rules than EU countries. Even though the exact conditions of Brexit are not yet clear, we advise against waiting for more clarity on the matter. This page contains an up-to-date overview of relevant articles about Brexit. This should help you to understand the most important points of attention when preparing for Brexit.
Overview of up-to-date Brexit news
Our VAT experts are following Brexit developments closely. They will update this overview of Brexit news regularly, for example if there are any new developments concerning the negotiations, or whenever they have prepared in-depth articles with tips and pointers for a thorough preparation. Please bookmark this page, to ensure that you are always up to date with the latest news. Read one or more articles about Brexit and VAT here (the most recent article is listed first):
Our VAT advisors would be happy to assist in your preparation for Brexit. Feel free to contact us, we are here to help.