Do I need to pay VAT, taxes, or customs duties?

In this article you'll read about:

European Union - VAT charge

How to provide your company VAT ID on an order

The United States and Canada - US Sales tax

Product price, tax and customs duties

European Union - VAT charge

All EU orders are subject to Value-Added Tax (VAT) charge. The Value Added Tax, or VAT, in the European Union is a general, broadly based consumption tax assessed on the value added to goods and services. It applies more or less to all goods and services that are bought and sold for use or consumption in the European Union. The VAT isn’t included in the product prices. The total VAT amount will show up on when you’re proceeding to order checkout. 

What is a VAT ID? The EU VAT ID is normally your country code (two letters) plus your national VAT or registration number. For example, for the United Kingdom, the EU VAT ID is generally GB plus 9 digits. You can read more about the EU VAT ID here or check that your EU VAT ID is correct here

European companies outside the EU (Norway, Switzerland, Iceland) - no VAT is charged, and you won't need to enter a VAT ID.

Latvian companies -  21% VAT will be applied. 

Private persons in the EU are required to pay 21% Latvian VAT, which is applied to the prices at checkout.

Companies registered in the EU - no VAT is charged if a valid VAT ID is provided on the checkout. If the company doesn’t have a valid VAT ID, 21% VAT charge will be applied.

How to provide your company VAT ID on an order

1. Click in the VAT ID field.

2. Enter your VAT ID.

3. Click Add.


If the VAT ID is valid, you’ll see that there is 0% VAT applied to your order - and you can continue with the rest of the checkout process. 

If you see an error message like this, please double check if the VAT ID is entered correctly and if you've selected the correct country region. To check what country you've selected, click on the  Menu button on the top right corner - you'll see your country there. If you don't see your country there, click on it to change it to the correct country.



Please keep in mind that you might need to pay customs duties  - read more about customs duties further in this article.

The United States and Canada - US Sales Tax

US Sales tax might be charged based on our economic presence in each state. It is calculated based on your shipping address. The tax amount, if applicable, will show on the price breakdown section on checkout. 

If you have a valid Resale Certificate registered in your state, you can share it with us. After confirming your order, please reach out to us at . In case of a valid Resale Certificate, the tax amount will be refunded to the payment method you selected when ordering.

Product price, tax and customs duties

The VAT isn’t included in the product price. Any tax amount will show on the pricing breakdown on the checkout. Please keep in mind there might be customs duties or other taxes applied to your order. Depending on the region, any duties and tax would be calculated at the moment of importing. Unfortunately, there is no way for us to provide an exact estimate of the amount.

If necessary, you can reach out to one of our dealers about ordering your Catchbox locally. See our Find a Reseller page to find your local Catchbox dealer!