New VAT Regulations

New EU VAT Regulations

From 1st January 2015 the rules on how VAT is charged for business who sell digital products and services to consumers in other EU member states. The place of taxation for these digital services will now be the location of the consumer, not the location of the business supplying the service. This means that even though we’re based in the UK and until now have charged UK VAT rates (currently 20%) on our products, as of 1st January 2015 we must charge the correct VAT rate for the customers’ country. We will be making changes to our website to reflect these slight differences in pricing as soon as possible. As of 1st January, however, the correct EU VAT rate for the customer’s country will be applied at checkout.

What does this mean for you?

If you’re based in the UK, you’ll still pay the full “VAT inclusive” price as advertised on all our sales pages. So, for example, for Coffee Break French Season 4, the current full price is £79.00 including VAT. If you’re in the UK you’ll pay £79.00 and we’ll hand over the 20% VAT within that price to the tax man. If you’re in another EU country, then VAT will be applied at the correct rate for your country as of 1st January 2015. A full list is provided below. If you’re anywhere else in the world, you’ll pay the VAT exclusive price. For that same Coffee Break French course, you’ll pay £65.83, or approximately $102.60 USD, depending on the exact exchange rate at the time of purchase.

Full list of EU VAT rates and sample prices

Austria: 20% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £79.00 / approx €101.73 EUR
Belgium: 21% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £79.65 / approx €102.56 EUR
Bulgaria: 20% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £79.00 / approx 198.99 BGN
Croatia: 25% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £82.28 / approx 811.35 HRK
Cyprus: 19% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £78.33 / approx €100.85 EUR
Czech Republic: 21% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £79.65 / approx 2845 CZK
Denmark: 25% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £82.28 / approx 788.89 DKK
Estonia: 20% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £79.00 / approx €101.73 EUR
Finland: 24% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £81.62 / approx €105.10 EUR
France: 20% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £79.00 / approx €101.73 EUR
Germany: 19% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £78.33 / approx €100.85 EUR
Greece: 23% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £80.97 / approx €104.30 EUR
Hungary: 27% – Coffee Break French Season 4 =£83.60 / approx 34,074 HUF
Ireland: 23% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £80.97 / approx €104.30 EUR
Italy: 22% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £80.31 / approx €103.47 EUR
Latvia: 21% – Coffee Break French Season 4 =  £79.65 / approx €102.56 EUR
Lithuania: 21% – Coffee Break French Season 4 =  £79.65 / approx €102.56 EUR
Luxembourg: 17% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £77.02 / approx €99.23 EUR
Malta: 18% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £77.67 / approx €100.07 EUR
Netherlands: 21% – Coffee Break French Season 4 =  £79.65 / approx €102.56 EUR
Poland: 23% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £80.97 / approx €104.30 EUR
Portugal: 23% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £80.97 / approx €104.30 EUR
Romania: 24% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £81.62 / approx €105.10 EUR
Slovakia: 20% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £79.00 / approx €101.73 EUR
Slovenia: 22% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £80.31 / approx €103.47 EUR
Spain: 21% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £79.65 / approx €102.56 EUR
Sweden: 25% – Coffee Break French Season 4 = £82.28 / approx 1001.41 SEK
United Kingdom: 20% -Coffee Break French Season 4 = £79.00

One Comment on “New EU VAT Regulations”

  1. You should add Canary Islands to your list and customer purchase check out if not there already. Even though it is in Spain, the Canaries have no VAT.

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