Ebay Adding Hidden 20% VAT On Top Of Checkout Price

Posted 20th Jan 2021
Anyone found eBay this week imposing an unannounced 20% VAT on top of the final price that buyers see?

Which incredibly they (and sellers) only find out after the sale - if they read the Paypal email.

eBay guide says VAT is only due if goods are coming from abroad / seller is registered abroad / being sent to buyer registered abroad.

None of those apply to me, a small private seller with two soon-to-be angry buyers who'll blame me. I've had zero notification. A few other sellers on forums report the same. I've had to suspend sales.

Check your Paypal emails to see.
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