If VAT is applied to your UK purchase by a non-registered retailer, you may want to contact the seller before you make a payment. They can remove or zero-rate the tax as exports to Jersey from the UK are subject to VAT at 0%.
Customs in Jersey cannot process VAT refunds on goods bought in the UK.
VAT for consumers on GOV.UK
If the retailer is not registered for GST, you will be charged GST on the total cost (including freight) when you import the goods, unless the total cost is below £60.
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 GST team with the subject heading 'Certificate of Status' and include your business tax reference.
Email Revenue Jersey GST team
VAT: refunds for non-EU businesses visiting the UK on GOV.UK