Somewhat belatedly, Amazon have written to retailers this week, informing them that as of the 1st of July 2023, Jersey GST (Goods and Services tax) is now being imposed on imported goods (goods that are shipped from outside Jersey to Jersey).
Amazon say that they must now calculate and collect 5% Jersey GST on goods sold by you on Amazon from customers and remit it to the Jersey customs department.
You will not receive the Jersey GST amount in your disbursements and you will not remit these amounts to the Jersey customs.
There is no change to your tax responsibilities if you deliver from inventory in Jersey to Jersey customers. You are responsible for accounting any tax due on these sales. Amazon suggest that you consult your tax advisor for advice on your domestic tax obligations.
To prepare your business for this impending GST law change, Amazon recommend that you take the following actions:
- Review and update your Seller Central account details.
- Review your default shipping address to ensure that your Seller Central account tax registration details are accurate. Amazon will use your default ship-from address to display accurate LVIG tax inclusive prices to customers.
More information is available in Seller Central at Jersey Imports Goods and Services Tax FAQ.