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URGENT: Please Read---EU Designers: You Are Not Responsible for VAT on Patterns Sold on Crochetville

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EU Designers, I know many of you may be concerned about complying with the requirements to collect and remit VAT on sales to any customers within the EU for ALL digital sales, effective January 1, 2015.

We are pleased to let you know that you will NOT be responsible for VAT collection on sales of any patterns you have listed with Crochetville.

Your patterns are sold through us on consignment, which is a business-to-business transaction. Any VAT responsibility would be Crochetville's, IF the EU has actual legal jurisdiction over our business that has no physical presence in the EU. (I am in dialogue with the US Department of Commerce about this issue now.)

Until the legal issues have been clarified to us in writing, we are making changes to make sure that all of our transactions with EU customers require a certain level of human interaction, so that they fall outside the definitions of digital services contained in the EU legislation. You can read this thread for more information about how we will handle sales to EU customers beginning on January 1.

If the existence of this legislation is news to you, here are some links to sites with detailed information:
 

 

HMRC - https://www.gov.uk/vat-on-digital-services-in-the-eu

 

HMRC Additional Guidance - http://tinyurl.com/pc7e6br

 

Explanatory Notes (92 pages) - http://ec.europa.eu/…/how_vat_works/telecom/explanatory_not…

 

HMRC Annex A: What is meant by minimal human intervention? http://www.mynewsdesk.com/…/eu-vat-changes-twitter-q-a-31555 (scroll to bottom of page)

 

EC FAQs - To view the page in other languages replace the "en" before the .htm with the commonly used 2 letter country code - fr, de, it etc. - http://ec.europa.eu/…/vat/how_vat_works/telecom/index_en.htm

 

Implementation of VAT MOSS in UK by Rita de la Ferer - http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/40681204

 

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