Dass die neue EU Umsatzsteuer für digitale Güter seit Anfang diesen Jahres Ärger bringen wird, war klar. Während App Entwickler im Apple App Store relativ wenig Schwierigkeiten haben, da Apple sich um alles kümmert, lässt Patreon die dort finanzierten Projekte (vorerst) im Regen stehen.

On the surface this would suggest that Patreon is effectively off limits for digital creators within Europe. Those who choose to use it will have to personally query each European patron for their tax status, VAT number, IP address, and/or any of the information required to substantiate the proof of supply. They will be responsible for issuing their own tax invoices to their patrons. They will have to supply the invoice and proof of supply data with their VATMOSS return. They will also, of course, have to store this information in a secure format on an EU-based and data protection compliant server for ten years.

Heather Burns - idea15: Patreon to Europe on #VATMOSS: “Not our problem, mate.

Wieder einmal ein Gesetz, welches das Leben vieler Menschen die Geld “mit dem Internet” verdienen schwieriger macht.