vurt wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:23 am
chaosWyrM wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:49 am
Urs wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:21 pm
chaosWyrM wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:48 pm
what do you do with the vat you collect from non eu customers?
It goes to the authorities that we (rather: our resellers) collect it for.
but they didnt collect it for anyone...it shouldn't have been collected at all.
which authorities are collecting vat from us customers? ive purchased some of your plugins...where did my vat money go? no one was asking for it, no one wanted it...so who did it get sent to, and how was that determined?
it gets sent to the tax collection authorities. if unclaimed it then gets sent to the eu, it is then spent on healthcare, infrastructure and the like, same as any taxation over here.
(obviously there are many things tax gets spent on, but i personally would like to thank you all for my free prescription
all prices you see usually include vat, otherwise there would be two prices on a site.
they charge it as a matter of course, because as mentioned above, vpn makes it impossible to know where a customer is from.
so everyone gets charged
you being a us citizen then get in touch with the eu tax revenue folks, and at some distant point when they can be arsed, you will get a refund (seriously, they are slow as f**k when they owe you! bloody different when the shoe is on the other foot!)
that right there is a steaming pile of bs. what kind of backwards nonsense is that? i dont buy something from florida, pay florida sales tax on it and then have to go prove im from new york and try to get reimbursed from florida....all so i can then turn around and pay new york sales tax. ffs, thats lunacy.
vpns??? has no one in europe heard of billing/shipping addresses? you know...the ones that are part of the banking information you use when you pay for things online? people dont normally use a vpn when opening a bank account or getting a credit card....both of which require a real physical address (no po boxes or the like) AND a ss# or us taxpayer id #.
so...."we cant tell where youre from" a pretty lame excuse. we have 50 states and some territories here, each with their own (multiple) set(s) of tax laws....we manage to figure out how much taxes to charge people from other states without any trouble. this is something we literally never even think about here...its all taken care of behind the scenes.
i could understand if i was connecting to an eu site from the usa...but trying to pay with a cc from france or some shit...then maybe one might wonder about vpns...but if im connecting from the us...and have us bank information...whats the problem?
this is all moot anyway.
bottom line is that there are eu sites that have figured out how to remove vat for non eu customers. if one can...they all can.
i didnt do anything to make "moot" a link...i dont even see a way to make it NOT a link.