Countries outside of EU or VAT free, sales and postage are 0% VAT.
Postage /shipping is a service and is not zero rated.
Depends what account you have with Royal Mail as some services are vat exempt.
Are stamps VAT exempt or zero rated?
Some things are exempt from VAT , eg postage stamps, financial and property transactions. The VAT rate businesses charge depends on their goods and services.
Is postage VAT exempt?
Postage stamps are exempt from VAT. The exemption only relates to services supplied by the Post Office for the conveyance of postal packages. Charges for postage and packing made by suppliers are subject to VAT and that tax can be reclaimed where the goods are used for business purposes.
Is insurance VAT exempt or zero rated?
And if you buy exempt items, there is no VAT to reclaim. Exempt items are different from zero-rated supplies. In both cases VAT is not added to the selling price, but zero-rated goods or services are taxable for VAT – at 0%.
What is the difference between zero rated and exempt VAT in South Africa?
The main difference between zero rate and exempt supplies is that the suppliers of zero-rated goods and / or services can still reclaim all their input VAT, but the suppliers of exempt goods are either not registered for VAT or if they are, they cannot reclaim their input VAT.