Fill in the international EU VAT surveyWe URGENTLY need to collect hard facts on who the new EU VAT legislation impacts – and how. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and make your voice heard – wherever you are in the world.

The results are going to be used, EU-Wide and Worldwide, to provide evidence for the campaign – and also to give data to journalists and others who are writing about the new EU VAT rules.

If you sell to consumers in the EU, outside of your home country, PLEASE fill it in – you can find it here: EU VAT Survey


Results will be published soon.

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11 thoughts on “Survey: How Will The New EU VAT Laws Impact Your Business?

  1. I am 67 years old and have been teaching Patchwork & Quilting for 20 years. In 2011 I decided to set up a website to sell PDF patterns of my designs to provide me with an income when I eventually retire. The website was launched in 2013 and I have spent the past 18 months promoting it. My turnover currently is low but, obviously, I hope and pray that it will grow. These new regulations would mean time wasted on admin, for very small amounts of money, which I could and SHOULD be spending on promotion and adding new patterns to my range. Questions I ask myself now: Do I just ignore this and hope that I won’t be caught? Do I try to exclude sales to the EU (difficult and, frankly, daft!)? Do I just give up after all the hard work I’ve done?

    1. Sorry Michael, we don’t know where you got your advice. Unfortunately that’s the whole problem. We can’t ignore it. There is no threshold below which you are exempt from these new EU VAT rules. From the very first Euro of product sold outside of the UK into the EU, you have to collect the data and register. Please read our FAQs section for more info:

    2. And I have heard the absolute opposite; it doesn’t matter if your turnover is less than £1000 – if you sell digital products online, you are accountable.

        1. Clare, I think Sue Rose meant that she’s heard the opposite of what Michael wrote. She’s saying that you *do* have to pay the VAT no matter what your turnover is, even if your turnover was less than £1,000.

  2. The big problem is that consumers will see this as nothing more than a price hike, they cannot claim the VAT back themselves, as such the net result is that all the non-EU companies who simply will not comply (I have had it in writing from a number of them) yet do offer services in Europe will gain an unfair advantage through being able to offer the same product at a lower price and we all know that the EU has no way to enforce this outside of its own borders.

  3. We have changed our business model. No more B2C projects. It was cheaper than tracking clients locations and spending hours for couple of pounds. 3rd party services does not provide proper policies and they make a cut on this. Do not forget about 10 year of keeping client records in 2 safe location with in EU…..

    We do not believe anything will change, in long term this idea is good just technically/financially not possible to make. EU does not understand internet.

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