Fiverr Forum

EU vat law


#1

how does new EU VAT law effect UK sellers, do we need to collect consumer info and pay vat in that country? or does fiverr do it?

also in the uk you dont need to be VAT registrered unless you’re business profits over 80 grand yearly so you dont get a VAT id


#2

Get a barrel of Malmsey wine and drown your political opponents in it.

#vat’s the way we do it uh-huh uh-huh#


#3

are you a company(any type of) registered in UK?


#4

thanks lol


#5

nope not a company


#6

All that the help articles say is the “VAT field is for European users only. For residents in Israel, a VAT ID is mandatory.” When you are on Fiverr, you are technically a business, but tax laws are different for each region. You could ask Customer Support but they probably don’t know the details for non-Israeli users.


#7

Google revealed this: http://euvataction.org/key-facts/b

I’d go for the wine option if I actually had to worry about this. Whoever came up with the regs was clearly drunk anyway…


#8

Ok i read on Goverment website the new law effects automated digital content, apparently does not effect sales if theres interaction between client and seller, the seller sends file physically by email themself without using automated emails.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-supplying-digital-services-to-private-consumers/vat-businesses-supplying-digital-services-to-private-consumers#sales-not-affected-by-the-change


#9

I was wondering myself but it looks like Fiverr found a work around as the goods are not auto delivered. Seems like a strange oversight. As a seller of electronic goods I’d be happy to email my PDF to buyers rather than an automatic download if it means they’ll save the 19% German VAT!