Preview (opens in a new tab)LEGO has just announced through Bricklink and other media channels that they will start collecting sales and use tax for the United States and VAT (Value Added Tax) for the European Union.
The new rulings will be implemented on the end of September for North America and VAT will start on August 5th for the EU.
This will definitely impact a lot of sellers and buyers who use the website. I’m not too well versed in taxation law but I don’t think that this could have been avoided once The LEGO Group bought over Bricklink.
Dear BrickLink member,
Over the next few weeks, BrickLink will undergo some changes that will affect our membership. These changes are necessary for our platform to be compliant with sales and use tax and VAT legislation where applicable. We also feel they will help build our reputation as a well-regarded ecommerce site. These changes are broken down into three categories outlined below:
1) We will begin to collect sales and use tax in the United States. We have already registered in two states – Connecticut and California – and we plan to register in more states within the next few months. All orders shipping to an address in these states, even from stores outside the United States, will be subject to this tax requirement. We anticipate BrickLink will start collecting this tax by the end of September.
2) We will begin charging VAT on BrickLink fees to EU sellers who have not enabled the VAT feature on BrickLink. The first invoice date this will take effect on is Aug 5, 2020. All VAT-enabled EU sellers will now have their VAT registration checked by BrickLink.
3) We will soon present you with a revised Terms of Service. You will have about a week to read the new terms before the terms go into effect on Aug 4, 2020. The major changes are related to the charging and collecting of taxes and the change of company from BrickLink Limited to LEGO BrickLink, Inc.
For further information about these changes, please visit this FAQ page: https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501