The EU has brought in some new VAT rules which come into effect on the 1st of January 2015. It works very similar to the current VAT rules with one key difference.
The current state of affairs is that all consumer accounts get charged Irish VAT which currently stands at 23%. From Jan 1st 2015 you, a consumer, will be charged VAT at your native VAT rate. For example if you’re in Austria and you buy from Blacknight you will be charged 20%, a saving of 3%.
For business to business sales, nothing changes. VAT is not charged if you provide a valid VAT number from one of the 28 member states.
For consumers outside of the EU you won’t be charged VAT at all, ditto for businesses.
Our system will automatically bring the new VAT rates into effect from 00:01 on the 1st of January. No changes are required on your part.
N.B. if you are a business in one of these member states please ensure that we have a valid VAT number for you.