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Latvia Tax Agency Clarifies VAT on Online Purchases of Goods From Outside of EU

Nov. 25, 2022, 5:00 AM

The Latvian State Revenue Service Nov. 21 clarified VAT on online purchases of goods from outside the EU. The tax agency clarified that: 1) non-EU sellers registered on the Import One-Stop-Shop (IOSS) can include VAT in the price of goods, payable to the country receiving the shipment; 2) sellers must clearly indicate VAT charged at the time of purchase on their e-commerce platform; 3) only natural persons can purchase goods from e-commerce platforms that use the IOSS regime; and 4) for non-EU sellers not registered for the IOSS, VAT must be paid at the time of customs clearance. [Latvia, State ...