When a package is delivered internationally, it may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country. These charges are typically due once the package arrives in the destination country. Depending on the country, the buyer may be required to pay these charges at the time of delivery, or Depop may be required to collect the tax at checkout and remit it to the tax authorities.
When purchasing within your country, it may be the responsibility of the seller to collect any relevant taxes, or Depop may charge them at checkout on the seller’s behalf. You should not be charged any taxes on delivery for items purchased within your country.
Purchases for which Depop is required to charge sales tax at checkout differ between states and countries.
What does this mean for me as a buyer?
In cases where physical goods are delivered cross-border between countries or states, please be aware that additional duties and taxes may apply. This could depend on the size or value of the item, the origin country, or the destination country.
Where Depop collects and remits the tax, any applicable sales taxes, VAT, or similar taxes will be applied automatically to your order. You’ll see it included in your purchase breakdown on the checkout page. The seller will be responsible for letting their courier know of the paid taxes, depending on the country and courier.
In some cases you may still be obligated to pay additional fees upon delivery in addition to or instead of those charged at checkout, and you are responsible for this charge. If you believe you’ve been double-charged, please get in touch with us.
For more information on how to handle customs and VAT as a seller on Depop, head here.
Items arriving into Australia
Depop is required to charge AU import VAT on items that will be imported into Australia worth under $1000 AUD. This means that an Australian buyer will see GST on any item they purchase from a seller based outside of Australia under $1,000 AUD at checkout.
Items bought from outside of Australia and worth more than $1,000 AUD may be subject to GST and/or customs duty at the point of delivery, for which you will be wholly responsible.
Items arriving into Canada
At checkout Depop is required to charge RST to buyers in Manitoba and PST to buyers in Saskatchewan on items that will be imported into Canada.
GST/HST for buyers in Canada as well as QST for buyers in Quebec and PST for buyers in British Columbia may be charged upon delivery of items purchased from outside of Canada, for which you will be wholly responsible.
Sales of goods from Canadian sellers to Canadian buyers
For sales of goods within Canada, Depop collects GST/HST on relevant purchases from Canadian buyers, and will also collect applicable taxes for buyers in Quebec, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Manitoba at checkout.
Depop will only charge a buyer taxes on items if taxes are ordinarily applied to the item in these regions, assuming that it is listed correctly. For example, Depop will not tax children's clothing in British Columbia, since it is not ordinarily subject to PST there.
Items arriving into the European Union
Depop is required to charge EU VAT on items that will be imported into the EU with a value less than €150. This means that an EU buyer will see VAT on any item they purchase from a seller outside of the EU under €150 at checkout.
Items bought from outside of the EU and worth more than €150 may be subject to VAT and any customs duty at the point of delivery, for which you will be wholly responsible.
Items arriving into the United Kingdom
Depop is required to charge UK VAT on items that will be imported into the UK with a value less than £135. This means that a UK buyer will see VAT on any item they purchase from a seller outside of the UK under £135 at checkout.
Items bought from outside of the UK and worth more than £135 may be subject to VAT and/or customs duty at the point of delivery, for which you will be wholly responsible.
Items arriving into the United States
Depop is required by law to collect sales tax in certain US states on behalf of our sellers. As buyers, you may see this tax applied to your purchase at checkout, if the state you live in requires us to do so.
We’re legally required to charge sales tax if the US state you’re in mandates it, no matter where the seller is located. The price you see on Depop is the price you pay, so you should not be charged any additional taxes on delivery.
For more information on US State Sales Tax, check out our main article here.