This type is used to display details related to VAT (Value-Added Tax) and Business Seller features.
Note: VAT is not applicable to all countries, including the US. Sellers must be registered as Business Sellers on the site they are selling on in order to use the Business Seller-related fields.
Type that uses VATDetailsType:
Calls that use VATDetailsType:
The GetCategories Trading API call can be used by the seller (using the eBay marketplace's Site ID value) to see which categories support Business-to-Business listings. A B2BVATEnabled boolean field will be returned as
trueif a listing category supports Business-to-Business listings.
Non-Business Sellers will not have a VAT identifier associated with their account, so this field will never be returned for those users.
VAT is not applicable to all countries, including the US. Allowed VAT percentage rates can vary by region/country, so sellers should be aware of the rates they are legally required/allowed to charge, and they are responsible for charging the correct VAT rate.
If VAT is charged on a listing, the seller can choose to print an invoice for the buyer that shows the item's net price, the VAT percentage rate, the VAT amount, and the total price.
This field is returned only if the listing is subject to VAT.
Note: The float value input into an Add/Revise/Relist call can have up to three digits beyond the decimal point (e.g. 12.346).
The eBay sites that support VAT (and their corresponding Site IDs) can be found in the Business Feature Field Differences topic.