shift4shop IOSS customs number for VAT Packages outside USA
Shops that ship to countries outside the USA need a shift4shop universal IOSS number for VAT TAX on goods leaving the USA. Like Etsy offers.
I have an IOSS Customs Number through LessGrey of the Netherlands. They are partners of APC my international parcel shipper. I doubt that 3dcart can do that as the holder of the # is responsible for reporting and paying the VAT. What they could do modify the shopping cart to add taxes based on the country where it ships (if the customer is taxable). Shopify, Etsy, Amazon collect and report/pay the taxes so they are in essence the importer of record in the EU. The UK is another story and there you must apply for a UK VAT #.
Mark B. commented
I reached out to support and asked if there are any plans to support IOSS, much like Shopify (https://www.shopify.com/blog/eu-vat-changes-2021). Was referred to the VAT module (https://support.3dcart.com/knowledgebase/article/View/624/2/how-do-i-use-the-vat-tax-module) ... which isn't helpful :(
There are multiple 3rd party offerings, none of which have 3D Cart / Shift4Shop plugins/modules currently:
Zonos Landed Cost: https://zonos.com/cross-border-plugins-apps
Taxamo Assure: https://www.taxamo.com/assure
It'd be helpful if 3D Cart / Shift4Shop worked with either these intermediaries to implement a plugins/modules.