VAT on Sufferfest d'load

jgsi
jgsi Posts: 5,062
edited March 2013 in Road general
I thought a bit odd... to get charged VAT for a product like a download from overseas.
Any VATMEN here to cast light?

I shall endure Blender later on.

Comments

  • danlikesbikes
    danlikesbikes Posts: 3,898
    Simple but boring the seller is offering you a service by allowing you to download the film, or if not purchased download as a rental scheme.
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,539
    vat is payable on downloads, whether content or software

    it used to be widely ignored by companies outside the eu, but companies that didn't charge it were warned and now most do (payment processors handle it i think)

    some sites allow a vat number to be entered, and a subset of those then remove the vat from the charge...
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • mrbubbaman
    mrbubbaman Posts: 171
    Have they already added their own tax? (assuming it's from the states)
  • jgsi
    jgsi Posts: 5,062
    I think the Sufferfest dudes are based in Singapore.
    Paying thru Paypal, the invoice adds in the tax element.
    Do Paypal send this to HMRC?
    Just curious thats all
  • danlikesbikes
    danlikesbikes Posts: 3,898
    Note sure but HMRC website refers to sellers so assume Paypal just work out that its coming from abroad as an import and sort out the VAT element for you? http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPort ... e=document
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.