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


Depending on your delivery destination, you may need to pay a Value-Added Tax (VAT), US Sales tax, or customs duties. The product price doesn't include these charges.

Customs duties

US Sales tax (US orders only)

Value-Added Tax (VAT) (EU orders only)

How to provide your company VAT ID on an order

Customs duties

The VAT isn’t included in the product price. Any tax amount will show on the pricing breakdown on the checkout. Any order may be subject to customs duties or additional taxes (if applicable). These charges are calculated during importing depending on the delivery region. Unfortunately, there is no way for us to estimate or confirm such charges and their amount.

Alternatively, you can order your Catchbox products locally from any of our resellers.

US Sales Tax

The US Sales tax applies to US orders only and is calculated and charged based on our economic presence in each state and your shipping address. If applicable, the tax amount will be shown at the checkout.

If you have a valid Resale Certificate registered in your state, we can refund the tax amount to the payment method you used. Place your order and send us your Resale Certificate at

Value-Added Tax (VAT) 

All EU orders are subject to Value-Added Tax (VAT) charges. VAT is a general, broadly based consumption tax in the European Union (EU) assessed on the value added to goods and services. It applies to more or less all goods and services bought and sold for use or consumption in the EU. The VAT isn’t included in the product prices. 

VAT can be applied and you may need to provide an EU VAT ID (usually a two-letter country code plus your national VAT or registration number) at the checkout depending on the following:

  • European companies outside the EU (Norway, Switzerland, Iceland) - no VAT is charged and VAT ID isn't required;
  • Latvian companies and individual persons - 21% VAT will be applied;
  • Individual persons in the EU - 21% Latvian VAT will be applied;
  • Companies registered in the EU - no VAT is charged if a valid VAT is provided at the checkout. If the company's VAT ID is invalid or they don't have one, 21% VAT 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 the VAT ID you entered at the checkout is not valid, check if you have entered your VAT ID correctly and selected the correct store region (click the menu > click on the country > select your region). You can check here if your EU VAT ID is correct.

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.