Did you know that on the 1st January 2015 there are changes to the VAT laws within the EU which are going to cripple small businesses who sell e-services? No, of course you didn’t, because they’ve seemingly been rushed through and no one had heard anything about them until last month.
People are not happy about it. I’m not happy about it. So many people are being royally screwed over, businesses will close, people will be out of work.
Basically, instead of VAT being charged in the country of purchase on e-products and services, it will now be charged in the country of sale, meaning UK micro-businesses will have to be VAT registered if they sell a single PDF to anyone in the EU. Sophie over at What Delilah Did wrote a heartfelt post about it and an update here that gives you more background on how it affects pattern sellers.
The extra admin, expense and effort this would take for most micro businesses, including mine, is so ridiculous that many of us are just going to have to stop selling our e-services. So to that end, all of my PDFs will be coming off the virtual shelves on the 31st of December.
Until then, you can get 25% off them all by using the code 25PDF at the check-out. Shop here.
Way to stifle the creative industries and the little guys, law-makers, you fucktards.