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Amazon Pan-European FBA – do you know the VAT implications?

Amazon Europe

Amazon’s Pan-European FBA service was introduced just over a year ago and has caught many retailers off guard with its+

Changes to VAT on eBay Fees


From 1st August 2017, there are some changes to the way that eBay is structured which will have an impact+

Samples and free gifts – what are the rules?


Sending samples and free gifts to customers is a great way to promote your business.  But do you know how+

Reclaiming VAT on Car Mileage


Lots of people use mileage rates to claim for expenses incurred when using their personal cars for business purposes. HMRC+

What is the VAT Retail Export Scheme and can you use it?

VAT Retail Export Scheme

The VAT Retail Export Scheme is often advertised by retailers as ‘Tax Free Shopping’.  It allows customers from outside the+

How to manage VAT on Customer Deposits in Brightpearl

How to Manage VAT on deposit payments in Brightpearl

If you take deposit payments from customers for goods, then you need to be aware of the VAT implications and+

New Brightpearl White Paper from Evenstone – VAT Implications for International Trade

A retailers guide to international trade vat implications book written by brightpearl

Get hold of Brightpearl’s new white paper on VAT implications when trading internationally here. And if you have any questions+

What are the different Brightpearl VAT codes?

Brightpearl VAT Codes

Knowing which VAT code to use in Brightpearl can be a minefield – especially if you are selling or buying+

How to deal Google Adwords VAT in Brightpearl

How to record Google Adwords VAT in Brightpearl

Lots of businesses use Google Adwords for advertising and the way that Google Adwords VAT should be reported on these+