We understand that you may have questions about an additional charge on your recent AnswerThePublic subscription purchase. This guide aims to provide you with comprehensive information on why you've incurred this charge and how it relates to Value-Added Tax (VAT) in the European Union (EU).
Why Was I Charged for VAT?
AnswerThePublic is committed to complying with all EU regulations. Charging VAT on subscriptions within the EU is a legal requirement. It supports the economic systems of EU member states and fosters a fair business environment.
At checkout, you have the option to pay using PayPal, or with a credit or debit card.
Check the box “Do you have VAT number?” and add your VAT identification.
Who Can Be Tax-Exempt?
Observe that a VAT number may be exempt from taxes. Some jurisdictions have thresholds or special schemes that exempt small businesses below a certain revenue limit from VAT obligations.
It involves considering various factors, including business status, international transactions, non-profit status, the nature of goods and services, government entities, and specific legal provisions. It is crucial to consult local tax regulations and seek professional advice to ensure compliance with applicable VAT laws.
If the VAT in question is tax-exempt, adding the number at checkout will ensure that the system will not charge extra.
VAT Rates Vary by Location
VAT rates vary across EU member states, and the charge is determined based on your specific location. The breakdown of the charge on your invoice reflects the applicable VAT rate for your country. Your invoice clearly outlines the subscription cost and the additional VAT charge. This transparency ensures you're fully informed about the costs associated with your purchase.
After the purchase, the invoice will be available for download in the Account section: Where Can I See My Invoices
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