Do we have to pay VAT?

Value Added Tax is a creature of the European Union, invented by the French and it's a major pain in the derrière.

- Events held in the UK

If your business is registered in the UK you pay VAT and recover it.
If your business is registered elsewhere in Europe, and you provide evidence of that registration, you do not pay VAT.
If your business is registered outside the UK, you pay VAT.

- Events held elsewhere in Europe

We've given up. The VAT situation is so complicated and expensive to administer that we no longer host events in the EU, except in the UK.

- Events outside the EU

If your business is registered in the UK you pay VAT and recover it.
If your business is registered elsewhere in Europe, and you provide evidence of that registration, you do not pay VAT.
If your business is registered outside the UK, you do not pay VAT.

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