OT(ish): Selling software downloads - sales tax?

FlexibleLearning.com admin at FlexibleLearning.com
Fri Mar 18 04:56:45 EDT 2016

The key word in the new rules for EU VAT is "automated". If your software or
a serial key is manually issued by email, the sale is not automated and not
within the scope of the regulations...


This is my understanding.

Hugh Senior

> I sell from the UK and went over to FastSpring due to the new VAT rules
> downloads.
> Works fine and no worries about VAT.
> You can select to show the applicable VAT charge up front or at added at
> checkout for the customer.
> Then all you need to do is declare Wholesale Sales from FastSpring as
> earnings.
> Of course there are fees per transaction but its worth it !
> I assume KAGI and others are similar.
> Regards
> Camm

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