While the campaign to exempt micro-business from VAT MOSS seems to be getting results, there is still a belief that magical code can fix this mess. I take a look at that.
Spring has sprung, along with birds singing and a visit from the Easter Bunny those of us with the temerity to sell digital products to our European neighbours have the joy of our first VAT MOSS return.
We need urgently to have clarification of what a “marketplace” is and who is liable to pay the VAT due, in the eyes of the EU.
With time ticking away before the January 1st deadline for the change in place of supply for EU VAT there are worryingly few third parties coming forward with ways to help people implement the changes.
I believe that the EU VAT changes will make European businesses less competitive, both financially and in terms of the barriers to purchase we will need to throw up.
I woke up this morning and my inbox was full of VAT questions. I’m not an expert but here are the possible routes for people needing to deal with the VATMOSS situation.
A post about how we are changing our systems to collect the proof of customer location required to comply with the new EU VAT rules.
The new UK VAT rules potentially catch micro-businesses that are not registered for VAT. Any unregistered freelancer who also sells an ebook or licensed software needs to take a look at this right now.