ramthedragon (ramthedragon) wrote in artists_beware,

Advice on how to handle VATMOSS

Greetings everyone, I hope this is an ok post to make, but I have been a bit confused and concerned about VATMOSS lately.

For those who do not know VATMOSS is a value added tax recently put up by the European Union which taxes the seller rather than the buyer in digital goods. I didn't pay much attention to it because I am from South America and thought this wouldn't affect me, but it seems it can reach anyone as long as someone from the UK and the EU buys off from them.

Not everything is taxable though, like digital commission for speciphic clients don't fall under VATMOSS and in theory, anything sold via a third party marketplace. This should include Patreon, but Patreon seems to not want to go through the hassle of filing for VATMOSS for their users. So Patreon users will have to calculate tax on every single of their EU patrons.

This got me thinking what other things could potentially be taxed by VATMOSS, things like base packs, adoptables, YCH auctions; and how to circumvent the red tape without banning EU clients all together.

Has anyone had any trouble with this already? Or maybe some suggestions on how to handle this frankly very unecessary tax?
Tags: advice for artists

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