You may or may not be aware, the EU is bringing new VAT legislation into effect as of January 1st, 2015. This legislation states that everybody selling digital products (such as pdf quilting patterns) to anybody in the EU must charge VAT (value added tax) at the rate of the country that they are selling to. It would then be my responsibility to follow through with paying those taxes through an expensive, time consuming tax policy process.
Ain't nobody got time for that, girlfriend.
As of January 1st, I will be closing my Craftsy Pattern Store. Until then, all my patterns have been reduced to $3.00 or less.
However, although my patterns will remain for sale in my Etsy Shop, in order to control what countries my PDF sales are available in, they will no longer be for instant download.
As a solution, I am moving my patterns onto a different platform called payhip.com and I have opened a NEW Store Here. If you look at the top of my blog, you will see a new tab called "PDF Quilt Patterns for Sale". This is where you will now be able to buy my patterns. These patterns are for instant download, no matter what country you are from, and are VAT compliant.
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Yes, payhip does handle VAT on behalf of their authors (a.k.a. pattern designers)
Please check out this post for the details.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post! If you have any questions, feel free to comment or send me an email.
Wishing you all a VERY Happy New Year!
Keep On Quilting On!
See you in 2015!
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