Where VAT is applied to your UK purchase, you may want to contact the seller before you make a payment. They may remove or zero-rate the tax, but they are not obliged to.
Customs in Jersey cannot process VAT refunds on goods bought in the UK.
VAT for consumers on GOV.UK
You will be charged GST on the total cost (including freight) of goods bought in the UK when it is more than £135.
Goods delivered from the UK
You can buy goods from the UK without paying VAT if you're:
- buying goods from a UK business registered for VAT and having them sent to your Jersey address
- buying goods from the UK via the internet or mail order
GOV.UK explains how UK businesses registered for VAT can export goods by post, free of VAT. It also confirms that Jersey is outside the VAT area.
A guide for international post users on GOV.UK
VAT Notice 703: export of goods from the UK on GOV.UK
Goods or services bought for your business
You may be able to reclaim VAT on goods or services related to your business. GOV.UK explains how refunds of VAT may be made.
If you make a claim, it must be supported by a 'Certificate of Status' to prove that a business is based in Jersey. If you need a certificate, email the Taxes Office with the subject heading 'Certificate of Status' and include your business tax reference.
Email Taxes Office
VAT: refunds for non-EU businesses visiting the UK on GOV.UK