The prices in our online shop are regular gross prices incl. 19% German VAT. VAT (= sales tax) must be collected by every trader and paid to the respective state. In the case of international trade, the question arises, who has to pay which VAT (buyer or seller) and which state receives this tax?
VAT must always be paid in one country only!
For EU countries:
As our company is based in Germany (EU country of origin principle), German law applies to our online shop. For all our products, the German VAT of 19 % applies. The option to choose the foreign VAT of the country of arrival does not exist in our online shop! This means that even customers from other European countries, where e.g., only 16 % VAT applies, have to pay the price set by us.
For countries outside the EU:
Non-EU countries (third countries such as Switzerland, Norway, …) are automatically exempt from German VAT. Our gross prices do not change until check-out / checkout, when billing and delivery address have been entered. The net prices are shown on the invoice.
TheTreehouse.Shop must be able to prove that the goods have arrived in the non-EU country.