Interesting stuff this. The deadline for MOSS registrations for European e-commerce sales made after 1 January was the 10th of February, a fortnight ago. Here is the result of that deadline: Continue reading
Last month I wrote about Patreon’s rather creative interpretation of the VATMOSS rules. At the time, I replied to their email with a far clearer and more accurate explanation of how VATMOSS works than they had apparently received from their clueless consultants at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Sadly, Patreon have now confirmed that they will not be fulfilling their obligations as a third party provider. (Note: Patreon’s taxes page has gone offline – what a coincidence – but here’s what it said.) People who use Patreon as creators to share digital output within the EU will be personally responsible for calculating and processing VATMOSS taxes for each and every patron.
Trigger warning: repeatedly banging head into desk
I received this letter in the post, unsolicited, from the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills. It’s about #VATMOSS. Continue reading
My favourite high school English teacher used to say, in her folksy American way, “If you don’t have a ticket, don’t show up for the game.”
That was her way of saying that if you haven’t reached the level of competence or experience that you need to make a meaningful contribution to the task at hand, don’t make a fool of yourself by pretending otherwise. Continue reading
I have been kicking the tyres, so to speak, of Patreon – the US-based creative sponsorship platform – as a means of getting paid for my web law writing and research.
What happens when governments demand “well-informed consent” from individuals who are unable to provide it? What if access to information or services is conditional upon that consent? Which law wins?