What we’re learning about VAT regulations around the world, taxation of digital products, and compliance automation.
Switzerland VAT ID Number Validation
We’re activating the validation for Swiss VAT ID numbers. This means that you can check and verify the UID of your Swiss customers with Vatstack’s VAT ID number validation API. Let us explain everything you need to know about UID validations.
December 4, 2019
Mandatory EU VAT Identification Number Effective 2020
The European Council approved proposals for “quick fixes” regarding VAT to simplify international trade. One of the VAT quick fixes, to be effective beginning of January 1, 2020, will have considerable implications for online businesses that sell digital products.
November 23, 2019
How to Automate VAT ID Number Checks Before Stripe Invoice Charges
Business customers enjoy special tax treatment because they are not charged a VAT in the European Union. This tutorial attempts to automate VAT compliance for your business customers.
October 30, 2019
Introducing the New Validations Endpoint
Our new validations endpoint does more than fetching and displaying data from VIES. The completely overhauled feature validates VAT identification numbers intelligently despite government service downtimes and ensures compliant record-keeping for your tax office.
October 14, 2019
EU VAT Guide for Digital Subscription Businesses
Are you charging EU VAT and at the correct VAT rate? Was your customer a business customer or an end-consumer? If you’re implementing online payments for your digital goods and services business and need guidance, these are the rules.
September 4, 2019
What Are Digital Products?
You are planning to have customers in the EU but are not sure if you should be charging VAT for your digital products? Digital products may be subjected to VAT regardless of whether your business is located inside or outside the EU.
August 5, 2019
Deadlines for Businesses Filing EU VAT Returns
Every quarter, all companies and individuals running an online businesses selling digital products to costumers in the EU must file tax returns for EU VAT remittance. It’s the business’ responsibility to comply and file on time to avoid fines.
July 27, 2019
How to Check and Validate EU VAT ID Numbers
Digital products are exempt from VAT if you sell to EU customers that are businesses themselves. A wrong VAT ID number submitted by your customer may invalidate your invoice. This will result in your business owing VAT to the corresponding EU tax authorities.
July 28, 2019
Introducing Reduced VAT Rates for Digital Products
Digital products, or electronically supplied services as they are officially called, are gaining attention with more governments across the EU. Several member states have a reduced VAT rate for eBooks or audiobooks. Here’s what you need to know.
July 3, 2019