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Brexit changes impacting taxes

Since Brexit, the United Kingdom (UK) government requires a 20% value-added tax (VAT) to be paid for all international orders below or equal to £135. They require all merchants to pay this via a registration with the UK HM Revenue and Customs. Orders with a higher amount are shifted to the consumer.

Lightspeed eCom has been designed to automatically charge the 20% VAT on orders less than £135.


eCom determines whether an order is below or equal to the £135 threshold by:

  • Omitting shipping or payment costs
  • Using the price before tax.
  • Converting the order total to Pound sterling (GBP) according to live rates updated every 24 hours, if in another currency.

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