Quirky.im is not presently registered for VAT

How VAT Works on Physical Items

VAT stands for value-added tax. It’s a tax based on the consumption of goods and services that is commonly found in the EU and select other regions of the world.

VAT may be charged to buyers on their purchases if the seller is registered for VAT.

The following is general information. Please contact Isle of Man Customs & Excise or a tax advisor for more information.

Am I required to charge VAT on my physical items?

For information on VAT requirements, please consult Isle of Man Customs & Excise or a licensed professional.

If you are a VAT registered seller, you may be required to charge VAT on the items that you sell on the Quirky.im platform.

If you are required to charge VAT on the items you sell, it is your responsibility to include applicable VAT in your listing prices on Quirky.im.

Selling to German buyers

German VAT regulations changed in 2018 and 2019, and Quirky.im will be required to collect German VAT certificates from some members who sell to buyers in Germany. If you are a Quirky.im seller who is affected by this requirement, you can email your VAT certificate to Quirky.im at support@Quirky.im.

Do I need to register for VAT in Germany?

Quirky.im can’t provide tax advice. If you are not certain whether or not you are affected by the new regulations we recommend that you speak to a tax advisor with experience in German VAT for more information.

Am I required to charge VAT on my digital items?

Presently digital downloads are not available on Quirky.im. We are considering making this live in the future.

What should a seller invoice to a buyer look like?

Most businesses will need to provide an invoice when supplying goods or services.

We recommend that you check whether your invoices comply with local invoice requirements. There are numerous invoicing apps available to help you with keeping your records in order, Xero and Quickbooks for example. Please note that the Stripe payment system does not work for Isle of Man sellers.

Is VAT collected on seller fees?

Quirky.im may in the future be required to collect VAT on seller fees accrued each month and remit it to Isle of Man Customs & Excise. We will advise sellers when we reach this point.

Am I required to have a VAT ID?

A VAT Identification Number (VAT ID) is used to identify individual businesses for the collection of taxes. Quirky.im does not require sellers to have a VAT number to sell in our marketplace but it is up to each seller to determine whether they need to register for VAT. If you are a VAT registered seller we would encourage you to include your VAT ID in your Seller Information.

How can I add or update my VAT ID?

You can add or update your VAT ID through the Vendor Dashboard:
Vendor Dashboard/Setting/Seller Info. There isn’t a specific field for it so please put it onto a separate line at the end of your information so that it is easy to see.

Will I receive an invoice from Quirky.im for VAT on seller fees?

Not at present, however, Quirky.im may need to register for VAT in the future and we will provide downloadable VAT invoices to sellers once we reach that point.

Last reviewed 10 March 2021.