With the opening of Paperspace's first European data center, Paperspace Co. is required to charge value added taxes (VAT) on sales of Services as electronically supplied services (ESS) to private (non-business) European Union (EU) customers.
Who is charged VAT?
Any Paperspace user who has a credit card on file belonging to a participating country* will automatically be charged VAT.
How is VAT calculated?
Paperspace's billing engine is linked to a database kept current with all VAT rates of participating countries*. The rate will be calculated based on the country origin of your credit card and reflected at machine creation and on monthly invoices.
To which Paperspace products does VAT apply?
All Paperspace products are taxable, regardless of their location.
I have a business ID and should not be charged VAT.
At checkout, upon entering a credit card belonging to a participating country, a field will appear to enter your VAT ID. Enter your ID, and it will be checked against the European VAT lookup database. If your business is registered, you will not be charged VAT. If your business ID is not found or up to date, you will be charged the appropriate tax rate.
*The member states are:Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovak Republic