Are you a freelance creative type? Self publishing author? Small business looking to sell digital products? We know there are a lot of you out there, and this is important.
EU Legislation might not be exciting, but it can fundamentally affect your ability to sell your creative endeavours. In January 2015, the new EU Digital VAT laws came into effect. What does this mean? And why should you care?
Well, in a nutshell, any business selling digital products online must now charge VAT based on where the customer is located, as opposed to where the business lives. Now, this might be OK for huge multinational corporations – which, incidentally, the laws were designed for.
But for smaller businesses – including all the independent games developers, comic book creators, small presses, independent musicians, artists and innovators that you love – this is kind of a big deal.
It means they have to collect a vast amount of >Campaign Team’s Just Giving page, and we urge you to follow the campaign and support the team as they work towards a solution that will be to the benefit of us all.