In the course of the so-called VAT Digital Pact, VAT law will be reformed on July 1, 2021 in the EU. Until now, the so-called "mail order regulation" applied to cross-border online trade with consumers in the EU. According to this, the VAT-rate of the seller's country is generally applied, unless a certain turnover threshold is exceeded in the calendar year. If this turnover threshold is exceeded, the goods must be taxed at the rate applicable in the respective EU country to be supplied. In order to simplify cross-border deliveries and the bureaucratic effort, a so-called "One-Stop-Shop Procedure" (OSSV) has been established. The OSSV eliminates the obligation to file local tax returns in other EU member states. Accordingly, the "mail order regulation" will no longer apply as of July 1, 2021, provided that the company based in Germany registers for the OSSV.
We have decided to apply the "one-stop store procedure" as of July 1, 2021 and will charge cross-border deliveries of goods to end consumers at the VAT rate applicable in the respective country. This means that from July 1, 2021, we will process all orders from EU countries with the local VAT in the receivers country.
If you enter your address in the checkout, the prices will automatically be displayed to you anew with the respective VAT of the EU country.
Alternatively, you can log in and save your address in the address book. Then all prices on the website - on product and category pages - should already show you the respective VAT rate of your country.
Relevant for the applied VAT rate is the delivery address. So if you can provide a delivery address in Germany, we can send you our goods with the currently valid German VAT to this German address. Alternatively, you can of course pick up the goods from us (Attention: only possible with prior appointment!).
Completely excluded from the above regulation are companies with a sales tax identification number (VAT number). If this applies to you, you can enter the VAT number in the checkout and order tax-free.
Thank you for your understanding.
Your team from Baader Planetarium