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Sales Tax and VAT

Modified on: May 28, 2022

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  • US Sales Tax
  • Canadian Sales Taxes
  • European VAT

US Sales Tax

Internet retailers are subject to the same tax collection requirements as any other retailer. Litchmill collects sales taxes and VAT (value added tax) in the following ways:

In the United States, sales tax is calculated based on the current applicable rates of the order’s destination, the total selling price of each individual item, and the shipping charges of an order. As of 10/1/19, Litchmill collects sales tax for orders delivered to ALL US states EXCEPT* the following:

  •     Delaware DE
  •     Mississippi MS
  •     Montana MT
  •     New Hampshire NH
  •     North Dakota ND
  •     Oregon OR

*In Alaska, we collect sales tax for localities (or jurisdictions) that have started collecting sales tax as they become members of the Remote Sales Tax legislation. For a current list of localities that have joined, please see the Alaska Remote Sales Tax Information Portal.

Canadian Sales Taxes

Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST) are applied to items with destinations in Canada. Provincial Sales Tax (PST) or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) or Québec sales tax (QST) may also be applied, depending on the item(s) and destination.

European VAT

Litchmill’s products are intended to be sold as supplies to private consumers. At this time, our invoice system cannot receive and store business clients’ VAT information, therefore all sales include VAT.

Effective July 1, 2021, Litchmill will collect Value Added Tax (VAT) in all European Union countries  to charge the VAT rate of the buyer’s shipping country for orders within the EU per the European Union (EU) new VAT rules.

United Kingdom

Litchmill collects and remits VAT in the United Kingdom exclusive of product pricing on our products in which the laws of the United Kingdom deem required. Litchmill Press, Inc. VAT registration number in the UK is 975 0935 85.

France

Litchmill collects and remits VAT in France exclusive of product pricing on our products in which the laws of France deem required. Litchmill Press, Inc. VAT registration number in France is FR90524670213.

Italy

Litchmill collects and remits VAT in Italy exclusive of product pricing on our products in which the laws of Italy deem required. Litchmill Press, Inc. VAT registration number in Italy is IT07301070962.

Netherlands

Litchmill collects and remits VAT in the Netherlands exclusive of product pricing on products in which the laws of the Netherlands deem it required. Litchmill Press, Inc. VAT registration number in the Netherlands is NL824278410B01.

Germany

Litchmill collects and remits VAT in Germany exclusive of product pricing on products in which the laws of Germany deem it required. Litchmill Press, Inc. VAT registration number in Germany is Steuernummer 205/5927/4608.

Poland    

Litchmill collects and remits VAT in Poland exclusive of product pricing on products in which the laws of Poland deem it required. Litchmill Press, Inc. VAT registration number in Poland is 5263302161. 

Ireland    

Litchmill collects and remits VAT in Ireland exclusive of product pricing on products in which the laws of Ireland deem it required. Litchmill Press, Inc. VAT registration number in Ireland isIE3686100MH.

Distance Sales

Prior to July 1, 2021, Litchmill collected French Distance Sales VAT for sales to customers in EU countries where the annual sales threshold has not yet been met.  These rates were applied to items printed in France and sold/delivered to a customer in another country. 

The following EU countries subjected to distance VAT rates:

  •     Bulgaria
  •     Croatia
  •     Cyprus
  •     Czech Republic
  •     Estonia
  •     Greece
  •     Hungary
  •     Latvia
  •     Lithuania
  •     Luxembourg
  •     Malta
  •     Romania
  •     Slovakia
  •     Slovenia

The following countries collect VAT on ebook sales at the rate applicable to that country:

  •     Austria
  •     Belgium
  •     Denmark
  •     Finland
  •     Portugal
  •     Spain
  •     Sweden

Effective July 1, 2021, Litchmill collects VAT at the rate applicable to that country, exclusive of product pricing, for all products, print and ebooks, in the following additional EU countries using OSS and IOSS (number IM2500024850) registered through Ireland:

  • Austria
  • Estonia
  • Malta
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Portugal
  • Bulgaria
  • Greece
  • Romania
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia
  • Cyprus
  • Latvia
  • Slovenia
  • Czechia
  • Lithuania
  • Spain
  • Denmark
  • Luxembourg
  • Sweden

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