Weʼve raised £4,000 to fund travel expenses for the EUVAT Action Campaign
- Forest Row, United Kingdom
- International volunteering
- Time left
- Funded on Friday, 11th September 2015
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The new EU Digital VAT rules from January 1st 2015 mean that businesses selling digital products via the internet now have to charge VAT based on where the customer is located, rather than the business. But micro businesses cannot handle the complexity of these rules, which require you to collect data you don't have access to, to select the correct VAT rate from over 80 and then to keep the data safely (NOT on your laptop in your kitchen) for 10 years.
Thousands of people have had to close their cherished business - or abandon their launch plans - because they know they can't comply with these rules, which were designed for multinational businesses. This means that everyone from stay-at-home parents, to carers, to entrepreneurs, to people trying to get off benefits are no longer able to set up and run their digital business. We are working hard to raise awareness of the issues and to get a threshold, so you can be free from these rules.
The biggest meeting of the campaign is in September in Dublin. We have been invited to attend by Donato Raponi, to make sure your voices are heard. Without these donations, we cannot attend.
Travel & other related expenses for the members of the EU VAT Action Team. This includes travel to Brussels and Dublin, on your behalf, as well as regular meetings with key decision-makers in London. Any surplus will be donated to the Kiva project, which gives loans to business start-ups in the 3rd World.
Clare, Juliet, Rosie, Megan and Lorraine started crowdfunding
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Sep 12, 2015
Sep 12, 2015
Keep up the good work!
Sep 2, 2015
Sep 1, 2015
Aug 20, 2015
VATMESS is a grotesquely disproportionate stealth tax on microbusinesses. Thanks for all your hard work campaigning on this.
Aug 18, 2015
Thank you for your hard work!
Aug 18, 2015
Thank you for all that you've done!
About the fundraiser
Clare, Juliet, Rosie, Megan and Lorraine
Forest Row, United Kingdom
We are a small group of committed volunteers who have led this campaign since November 2014. The progress we have made has been described as 'unprecedented' - and we need to make the final push in September in Dublin to get this mess fixed for the millions of affected micro biz.
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