As of December 2020, the method for setting up UK taxes has changed.
- If you're new to Shopify, then refer to Setting up UK taxes.
- If you already use Shopify, then refer to Registration-based taxes in the UK.
- If you want more information on how Brexit affects your business, then refer to UK taxes and Brexit.
If your business is based in the United Kingdom, and you want to sell to countries within the EU, then you need to register with their tax authorities for a value-added tax (VAT) number. The VAT number allows you to charge VAT to your customers in the EU, based on their location. You can set up tax overrides for products that have special tax rates.
You can use Shopify to automate charging taxes, but you can't use Shopify to remit or file your taxes for you. When you know where you're responsible for charging taxes, you can follow this guide to make sure that you've configured your Shopify store to charge the correct rates.