VAT must be collected by every trader and is usually referred to as turnover tax by the tax office. Of course, this tax goes to the state, which is why in international trade the question must be clarified as to which state receives the tax.
VAT must always be paid in one country only!
For EU countries:
As our company headquarters is 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!
For countries outside the EU:
Non-EU countries are exempt from German VAT. TheTreehouse.Shop must be able to prove that the goods arrived in the non-EU country.
VAT also for companies (B2B – Business to Business):
We only sell to private customers (B2C – Business to Customer). Even if you have a business we will charge the 19% German VAT.