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Value Added Tax (VAT) - for European Union (E.U.) Customers only

This article explains what VAT is, who may be charged VAT, and how to update your Account Use Information with a valid VAT ID.

NOTE: This article applies only to customers who reside within the territory of an European Union (E.U.) Member State.

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What is VAT?

VAT (Value Added Tax) is a tax on consumer spending within the territory of an European Member (E.U.) State.

VAT is not included in prices displayed on FatCow’s site. When applicable, VAT is charged separately and will be itemized on invoices and billing information.

Who may be charged VAT

As a non-E.U. supplier of web-hosting services to customers in the European Union (E.U.), FatCow is required to comply with the European VAT (Value Added Tax) regulations and charge VAT to customers located in the E.U.

Customers categorized as Business users in the E.U. may be required to self-account for VAT under EC Directive 2006/112, Art 196, using the reverse charge mechanism. For FatCow to determine if you may fall into this category and not charge you VAT, you must supply all required information.

NOTE: If your hosting account accrued charges BEFORE you supplied the necessary information to FatCow, VAT will be charged on all purchases prior to the change.

If you are not familiar with the VAT self-accounting rules in your country, please contact your accountant or professional adviser for more information.

Supply the VAT Registration Number

If you are an E.U. business or charity customer and you have a valid VAT ID, please supply FatCow with your VAT Registration Number.

To enter your VAT ID:

  1. Log in to your control panel
  2. Go to Account Management > Change Account Info
  3. Select the link to change the VAT information. You are brought to the Account Use Information page
    1. What is the purpose of your account - select Business
    2. Business name - enter your business name
    3. VAT Registration Number - enter your business VAT Registration Number
  4. Click Update Account Use Information

Supply the VAT Registration Number for a Resold account

If your resold customer is located in the E.U., and is managed by you BUT FatCow invoices this resold account directly, you must complete the required Account Use Information for this resold account.

To enter your resold customer's valid VAT Registration Number for their account:

  1. Log in to your resold's account control panel
  2. Go to Account Management > Change Account Info
  3. Select the link to change the VAT information. You are brought to the Account Use Information page
    1. What is the purpose of your account - select Business
    2. Business name - enter your business name
    3. VAT Registration Number - enter your business VAT Registration Number
  4. Click Update Account Use Information
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