FastSpring is a United States-based seller of digital goods. EU laws require FastSpring to charge VAT Tax (sales tax) on purchases of downloadable products for buyers based in the European Union. FastSpring is required to charge VAT Tax at the VAT rate of the buyer's country.
VAT taxes are reported and paid to the EU by FastSpring. The invoice we provide to you at purchase completion will include the VAT amount as well as the FastSpring VAT ID.
For more information on VAT Tax, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_added_tax.
FastSpring is registered with the EU through a special scheme setup for companies outside the EU. For more details on this, see http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal...
Businesses making digital purchases can be exempted from VAT Tax by providing their valid VAT ID at the time of purchase. For those providing a VAT ID, no VAT Tax will be charged, and the VAT ID will be included on the invoice we provide at purchase completion.