What is IOSS

IOSS is a new tax-scheme used to pay VAT on goods valued below 150EUR entering the EU from outside the EU (i.e. UK shops posting to European consumers). It shifts the burden of VAT collection to you as the vendor or the marketplace through which you sell.

It is intended to simplify the shipping process and deliver an improved customer experience to purchasers by preventing shipments from being delayed at the border for import VAT, by shifting the responsibility of VAT collection to the exporter.

This article explains how we have implemented IOSS in Click & Drop and how you can use it. For information on the IOSS scheme, please see the resources at the bottom of this article.

 

How to Configure and Use IOSS in Click & Drop

Click & Drop fully supports both individual customers IOSS registration, Online Marketplaces, and Electronic Interfaces. Click & Drop has implemented IOSS in such a way that you might not need to supply your IOSS number against each individual IOSS order.

To enjoy the most functionality from our IOSS implementation, please ensure you specify the value in GBP up to which you charge IOSS in Default Customs Information. For orders in EUR we will use the 150 EUR level set by the IOSS scheme.

 

Online Marketplaces and Electronic Interfaces

For orders placed through:

  • eBay
  • Etsy
  • Amazon
  • Not On The High Street

we will automatically supply the IOSS in electronic customs where applicable, you do not need to do anything.

For orders placed through:

  • Etsy
  • Not On The High Street

We can automatically apply the IOSS number to your orders if you have set the level up to which import VAT is charged. You can set this level in Settings / Default Customs Information.

As IOSS is a new scheme, not all marketplaces and channels are registered under the scheme. We monitor developments with the IOSS scheme closely and add additional IOSS numbers as they are made available from channels and marketplaces.

 

Using Your IOSS Number

Channel Imports

If you have your own IOSS number for your other sales channels you fulfil through Click & Drop, you can supply this in your Click & Drop settings.

1). In your Click & Drop platform, click Settings in the top right of your browser window

2). Click “Trading Names” and then select the trading name to which you would like your IOSS number to apply.

3). Using the 'Pre-registration tax schemes & IOSS' field, select 'IOSS (European Union)'.

4). A new field will appear allowing you to enter your IOSS number

Once you have supplied your IOSS number for a trading name, all orders we receive from that trading name's integrations valued at less than 150 euros, being sent to the EU by an IOSS supporting service, will be sent under the IOSS scheme.

If you make sales in GBP, please ensure you have set the level up to which you charge import VAT in Settings / Default Customs Information.

 

Sheet Import / Click & Drop Desktop

When importing orders into Click & Drop using Click & Drop Desktop, Dropbox, or CSV manual import in the Click & Drop platform, please ensure you provide the IOSS number against each order. If you do not indicate an order is IOSS by supplying the IOSS number, the shipment will not be sent under the IOSS scheme.

 

API

When importing orders into Click & Drop using the API, please ensure you provide the IOSS number against each order. If you do not indicate an order is IOSS by supplying the IOSS number, the shipment will not be sent under the IOSS scheme

 

Important Note: IOSS numbers are not printed on CN22 or CN23 customs documentation. Your label will carry the IOSS logo for eligible orders sent under the scheme, and the appropriate IOSS number will be transmitted in electronic customs.

 

How does it relate to other schemes:

IOSS is currently classed as a type of PRS (Pre-registration tax scheme).

Goods shipped within the EU between countries use OSS (One-Stop Shop).

Goods valued above 150EUR will have to use alternative schemes (PRS) or services (DDU / DDP)

 

Resources

https://www.royalmail.com/import-one-stop-shop-ioss

https://www.royalmail.com/business/international/guide/delivered-duties-paid/ioss-faqs