EU Regulations on Digital Subscriptions- Important Information for Subscribers in the EU


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This DOES NOT affect anyone who does not reside in the EU.

From January 1st 2015 VAT is now payable by anyone purchasing a digital subscription, this sadly includes FSU user upgrades.

I have updated paypal so that payments made from within these countries are automatically adjusted to your own domestic rate of VAT as follows:

Austria 20%
Belgium 21%
Bulgaria 20%
Cyprus 19%
Czech Republic 21%
Croatia 25%
Denmark 25%
Estonia 20%
Finland 24%
France 20%
Germany 19%
Greece 23%
Hungary 27%
Ireland 23%
Italy 22%
Latvia 21%
Lithuania 21%
Luxembourg 15%
Malta 18%
Netherlands 21%
Poland 23%
Portugal 23%
Romania 24%
Slovakia 20%
Slovenia 22%
Spain 21%
Sweden 25%
United Kingdom 20%

Also, you need to supply your full home address on your payments made via paypal even though I don't need to know it myself, I am afraid it is now the law. Payments made from within the EU which do not have a full address included will be refunded and any subscription will be cancelled giving you the opportunity to make another payment but with supplying the correct info. I will email anyone affected personally.

Really sorry about this as this has just effectively made me a tax collector for the EU. Also sorry for the late notice but it's only come to my attention very recently.

More info here:


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Good news for those in Hungary! Your digital subscription VAT rate reduced from 27% to 5% from January 1st. I've altered the relevant details on PayPal.

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