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How to charge tax on tickets and provide attendee tax invoices

To comply with sales tax regulations in the European Union (EU), Eventbrite automatically collects VAT from organisers residing in the EU without a VAT registration ID. However, registered businesses in the EU can provide their VAT registration ID to charge attendees VAT on tickets. To set this up, go to your Edit page, scroll to Step 2, then answer "Yes" when asked if you're a registered business with a VAT ID. You'll need to fill out all required fields and options before publishing your event.

TIP: If you reside in the EU and answer "Yes" when asked if you're a registered business with a VAT registration ID, you'll need to enter a VAT ID before you can publish your event. If you provide us with a valid VAT registration ID, we won’t collect VAT on the Eventbrite fees from you. You’re responsible for self-accounting VAT on the Eventbrite fees through the reverse charge mechanism pursuant to the EU VAT regulations. Furthermore, if you pass the Eventbrite fees on to your attendees, these fees are part of the your sales (Buyer Total) for which you're responsible for collecting the VAT from the attendees, if applicable. We’ll pay out the VAT collected from attendees to you. You’re also responsible for remitting the VAT collected from the attendees — including the VAT collected on the Eventbrite fees you pass on to the attendees — to the applicable EU taxing authority.

PRO TIP: If you answer "No" when asked if you're a registered business with a VAT registration ID, eblink{Eventbrite is responsible for collecting from you (the Organiser) the VAT on the Eventbrite fees=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=17276}. The Eventbrite fees plus the VAT collected from you will be deducted from your payout. Eventbrite will remit the VAT on the Eventbrite fees to the applicable EU taxing authority.

NOTE: If you’ve already sold a ticket for your event, you can still charge tax for the event. However, tax won’t apply retroactively to tickets you’ve already sold. You can eblink{issue refunds to attendees=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=3399} that already bought tickets and ask they register again. Alternatively, eblink{copy your existing event listing=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=3268} and set up tax on the new event page.

1. Start creating a new event.

After you eblink{sign up=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/signup target=_blank} or eblink{log in=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/login target=_blank}, select "Create Event" at the top of the page. This brings you to the first part of creating your event, called "Edit".

TIP: If you're in the U.S., eblink{learn more about charging tax on tickets=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=3573}.

2. Scroll to Step 2: Create Tickets and create a paid ticket(s).

Scroll down to Step 2: Create Tickets, then choose the "Paid Ticket" button to eblink{create ticket types=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=3290}.

3. Select your currency and payout country.

If you don't see the correct currency, use the drop-down menus under Step 2: Create Tickets to eblink{set your currency and where you want to be paid out=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=3452}. You'll be paid in the currency you used to collect payments, and your bank must accept this currency in order for your funds to be processed.

TIP: To ensure you get eblink{paid out=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=4374}, make sure the payout country matches your currency.

4. Answer "Yes" when asked if you're a registered business with a VAT registration ID.

In the "Tax Options" window, you'll see all fields and options you need to fill out before publishing your event: • Country • Tax Name: Enter the tax name as it will appear on the tax invoice, eblink{PDF ticket=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=3687}, and eblink{order confirmation email=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=3281} your attendees receive after ordering. • Tax Rate: The rate or percentage you want to charge. eblink{Take a look at VAT rates for all member states of the EU.=>http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/resources/documents/taxation/vat/how_vat_works/rates/vat_rates_en.pdf} • Tax ID: The registered business' tax ID number. • Registered Company: Enter the name of the registered business, or full name if you're an individual. • Business Address: The address of the official registered business.

TIP: It's important that you enter your official registered business address and company name, since this is for tax purposes. Be sure to check with your accountant or local tax authority if you have questions—Eventbrite doesn't handle any applicable taxes or provide tax advice.

PRO TIP: If you reside in the EU and answer "Yes" when asked if you're a registered business with a VAT registration ID, you'll need to enter a VAT ID before you can publish your event. If you provide us with a valid VAT registration ID, we won’t collect VAT on the Eventbrite fees from you. You’re responsible for self-accounting VAT on the Eventbrite fees through the reverse charge mechanism pursuant to the EU VAT regulations. Furthermore, if you pass the Eventbrite fees on to your attendees, these fees are part of the your sales (Buyer Total) for which you're responsible for collecting the VAT from the attendees, if applicable. We’ll pay out the VAT collected from attendees to you. You’re also responsible for remitting the VAT collected from the attendees — including the VAT collected on the Eventbrite fees you pass on to the attendees — to the applicable EU taxing authority.

NOTE: If you answer "No" when asked if you're a registered business with a VAT registration ID, eblink{Eventbrite is responsible for collecting from you (the Organiser) the VAT on the Eventbrite fees=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=17276}. The Eventbrite fees plus the VAT collected from you will be deducted from your payout. Eventbrite will remit the VAT on the Eventbrite fees to the applicable EU taxing authority.

5. Recommended: Send a tax invoice to attendees

We highly recommend keeping the checkbox next to "Tax Invoices" ticked—this is something attendees often request and ask for when not received. When you have it selected, they'll receive a tax invoice with their eblink{order confirmation email=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=3281}.

6. Decide who should be charged.

Event organisers in the EU can eblink{set up VAT exemptions for qualified ticket-buyers=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=10980}. You have 3 options under "Who should be charged?".

NOTE: Whether or not a ticket buyer's purchase from a specific EU member state will be VAT-exempt can vary. If you have questions about the specific tax situation of your event, be sure to check with your tax advisor—Eventbrite doesn't handle any applicable taxes or provide tax advice.

7. Choose how you'll charge tax.

By default, tax is added on top of the ticket price and eblink{fees you or your attendee pay=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=4375}. However, you can choose to include tax in the ticket price instead. By choosing the latter option, the gross price displayed to attendees, “Buyer total” (ticket price, ticket fees plus any other charges your attendees pay) includes tax. This means you are also opting to pay the taxes yourself on any fees passed on to the attendee. Lastly, choose the ticket type(s) to which you want to apply this tax. Click "Show all" all to see all ticket types.

TIP: The fees we charge you (regardless of whether you choose to absorb or pass the fees to your attendees) are considered to be a separate transaction from the price you charge your attendees. As such, the full Eventbrite fee amount, as calculated on the price you entered (and not adjusted for taxes charged you charge the attendees) will be deducted from your payout.

PRO TIP: Eventbrite is providing a service to you, not the attendees, therefore the fees you pass on to attendees do not qualify as a disbursement. Passing the fees to the attendees does not qualify for you paying the fee on behalf of the attendees, which is a requirement to qualify the transaction as a disbursement. Accordingly, fees you pass on to the attendee are included in the gross ticket price for which you are responsible for collecting and remitting any applicable taxes.

NOTE: If you choose to add tax top of the ticket price and fees, your attendees will see this before they place an order. Eventbrite won't charge any additional fees on the tax collected for your event. We only charge our eblink{standard fee rate=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/fees} for each ticket sold.

8. Save your changes.

Your changes aren't saved automatically, so make sure to choose "Save" from the "Tax Options" window, then save again before leaving the Edit page. You can select "Preview" or "View" to see how the VAT on your tickets appear on your event listing.

TIP: If you have a eblink{repeating event=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=3467}, tax will be applied to all events in your full schedule.

NOTE: If you copy your event, tax invoice information should carry over. However, make sure to check your "Tax Options" on the Edit page as well as eblink{set up your payout details on the Manage page=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=4369} for each event.

9. See a sample tax invoice.

If you kept the default setting for tax invoices, attendees will also receive this as a PDF with their order confirmation email and they can access it online in their Eventbrite account. The tax invoice PDF includes the following information: • Organiser name, address, and VAT ID. • Attendee name and address • Invoice number and date • Item description, quantity, price, tax amount, and total amount paid • Information about Eventbrite as a ticketing partner

TIP: Tax invoices are generated in the eblink{language you've set for your event=>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articleredirect?anum=3250}.

NOTE: Since overall formatting for tax invoices may vary based on your specific region's tax guidelines, please check with your accountant or local tax authority to confirm that the tax invoice for your event is acceptable. Tax invoices aren't currently customisable.

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