The EU VAT Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) scheme

By | February 27th, 2016|Categories: E-commerce|Tags: , , , , , , |

On 1st of January 2015, the EU started applying new VAT rules for businesses operating in the fields of (1) telecommunications, (2) broadcasting, and (3) electronic services (e.g., supply of websites, software, databases, films, music, distant teaching, web-hosting). According to the new VAT rules, the services provided by such businesses will be taxed in the country [...]

How to not pay taxes on money generated by crowdfunding

By | July 8th, 2015|Categories: Doing business international, E-commerce|Tags: , , , |

In the recent years, there has been a steady increase in the use of crowdfunding platforms (e.g., and Such platforms allow any Internet user to receive funding for his/her projects. Quite often, the initiators of crowdfunding projects collect a lot of money. For example, in 2015, a color e-paper smartwatch collected more than USD [...]