Are you a business selling e-books, digital downloads, online training in the EU?

The law changed after 1st Jan 2021. Even if you're not VAT registered it applies! Don't worry, we've got your back. Get a copy of our Recorded Live Webinar on EU VAT and your Digital Business webinar, 20% discount, code DIGDIS BUY NOW

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Ask yourself these questions:

 

  • Are you a business?

  • Do you sell any digital products?

  • Have you, or will you sell into the EU from 1st January 2021?

If you’ve answered ‘Yes’ to all these questions, then carry on reading because the law says you have to follow EU VAT law – even if you're not VAT registered!

 

What is EU VAT law and what's it got to do with my business?

If your business sells digital products in the EU then you need to charge VAT to your customer and pay it to the country, they live in. So, if you sell a digital download to a French consumer, then you charge them French VAT, and pay it to the French tax authorities.

If you sell B2B then no VAT is charged, but you will need more than their word for it.

Common reasons to (wrongly) ignore EU VAT law

Sticking your hands over your eyes and going la la la won't cut it.

Reason #1 – Brexit protects me! The UK won't be part of the EU from 1st January 2021, so no problem

Wrong. If you want to sell in the EU and avoid breaking the law, then you can't ignore it.

 

Reason #2 – I only make a few sales a year, it's not big numbers

Unfortunately, there's no minimum threshold. If I sold one digital copy of my book ‘I Hate Numbers' to a German consumer, EU VAT law applies.

 

Reason #3 – I can ignore it, no big deal

That's your choice, but it's the naughty step + if you get caught. Punishment can include:

  • Penalties and fines
  • Your seller account being shut down
  • Investigation by the tax authorities – you're outnumbered BTW

Reason #4 – I'm already in MOSS

Good news until 31st December 2020.  However, from 1st January 2021 the UK MOSS system won’t apply

Ok, you've convinced me that I need to do something. What do you suggest?

Buy Live Recording of the webinar, slides, notes and guide

List price £35.99! 20% Discount, enter Digital code DIGDIS, price £28.79!!

Includes:

  • How EU VAT affects your digital business
  • Customer and financial information you must collect
  • What is MOSS
  • How to register
  • Reducing the tedium of record keeping

Bonus of a free checklist and guide at the end of the webinar!