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VAT

VAT is a tax on consumer spending within the territory of an European Member (E.U.) State. VAT is not included in prices displayed on HostMonster’s site. When applicable, VAT is charged separately and will be itemized on invoices and billing information.

As a non-E.U. supplier of web-hosting services to customers in the European Union (E.U.), HostMonster 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 HostMonster 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 HostMonster, VAT will be charged on all purchases prior to the change.

Supplying the VAT Registration Number

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

  1. Log into your HostMonster Control Panel

  2. Click the Billing / Contact tab.
  3. Under Vat Information choose
    • Member Country
    • Purpose of the account
    • If a Business or Charity, enter your VAT Registration Number.
  4. Click Save
  5. If you are not familiar with the VAT self-accounting rules in your country, please contact your accountant or professional adviser for more information.
    Note: This article applies only to customers who reside within the territory of an European Union (E.U.) Member State.

    FAQ

    Who may be charged VAT?

    As a non-EU supplier of web hosting services to customers in the European Union (EU), HostGator is required to comply with the European VAT (Value Added Tax) regulations and charge VAT to customers located in the EU.
    Customers categorized as Business or Charity users in the EU may be required to self-account for VAT under EC Directive 2006/112, Art 196, using the reverse charge mechanism. For HostMonster to determine if you may fall into this category and not charge you VAT, you must supply all required information.

    NOTE: If your account accrued VAT charges BEFORE you supplied the necessary information to HostMonster, 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.
    You're a US Company - Why are you making us pay VAT?

    As a non-EU supplier of electronically supplied services we are required to account for VAT on these services provided to EU non-business customers as a result of the VAT place of supply rules contained in Council Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax.
    In order to fulfill our EU VAT obligations, we have opted to register for VAT under the special scheme for non-EU suppliers of electronic services, also known as the one-stop scheme, in accordance with Article 357 to 369 of the above EC Directive rather than register for VAT in each EU member state individually.
    As we are registered for VAT under this one-stop scheme we are required to charge VAT to non-business customers at the rate which applies in the customer's member state. The VAT collected will be paid over tohmRevenue & Customs in the UK as this is the place where we have chosen to register for the one-stop scheme from an administrative perspective.

    What is HostMonster's VAT Registration Number? HostMonster's Identification Number is EU826015180.
    Why does your VAT ID begin with EU?

    We are a non-EU supplier of electronically supplied services. As such, our VAT registration number is prefixed by "EU" and has been issued by the e-services (VOES) team for HostMonster Revenue and Customs - UK.

    Where is my VAT amount on my invoice?

    VAT will be separately itemized on invoices and billing information.

    Is VAT included in HostMonster's prices?

    No, VAT is not included in prices displayed on our site. When applicable, VAT is charged separately and will be itemized on invoices and billing information.

    May I get a refund for VAT already charged to me, if I have now provided my VAT ID?

    No. Refunds will not be given for previously charged VAT. However, once you have provided your VAT ID we will no longer charge you VAT.

    How do I Submit my VAT Registration Number?

    You can provide your VAT number at the time of purchase, or you can add your VAT number to your billing account if you did not provide it at the time of purchase.
    Please review Supplying the VAT Registration Number for more information.



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