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Accurately Communicating Prices on United Baristas Marketplace

Best practice for communicating Value Added Tax on listings

We’ve fielded and observed a number of queries about VAT on listings.

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United Baristas has both trade and retail businesses as well as individuals as members, so we are taking this opportunity to highlight the best practice when communicating the listing price to avoid potential confusion.

Always list the item’s price inclusive of VAT

As has always been the case, list prices including VAT.

United Baristas does not offer an option to list items excluding VAT.

The listed price is the advertised price, inclusive of VAT, if any.

VAT registered

We are now providing more specific advice to avoid confusion where one or both of the parties are VAT registered.

In is important to note that a significant proportion of United Baristas members are unlikely to be VAT registered.

When selling

If you are VAT registered, we recommend that you communicate this in the listing’s description as it is relevant for prospective VAT registered buyers.

When buying

If you are purchasing an item and are VAT registered do not assume that the seller is also VAT registered. If you are uncertain, contact the seller for clarification.

Find out more about listing items on United Baristas

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