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How to set up country VAT exemptions for your event

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If you're charging tax for your European Union event, you can set up value-added tax exemptions for qualified ticket-buyers. Eventbrite will verify the VAT numbers your buyers enter, apply the exemption to the order, and show that VAT number on their tax invoice. To get started, head over to your event's Edit page and look for "Tax Options."

NOTE: If you have any questions about your specific tax situation (or tax exempt status of your attendees), please consult an official tax advisor.

<h2 id="01">1. Go to the Edit page of your event.</h2> <p>After <a href="" target="_self">logging in</a>, choose &quot;Edit&quot; next to the event in the &quot;Manage Events&quot; section.</p> <h2 id="02">2. Under Step 2, select &quot;Edit&quot; next to your already set-up tax or select &quot;Add VAT&quot; to set up tax.</h2> <p>If you&#39;ve already set up tax for your event, you&#39;ll see &quot;Edit&quot; next to your tax type and the percentage you set.<br><br>If you&#39;ve never charged tax through Eventbrite before, <a href="" target="_self">learn how to charge tax on your tickets and provide tax invoices</a>.</p> <h2 id="03">3. Scroll down the Tax Options window to &quot;Who should be charged.&quot;</h2> <p>If you haven&#39;t already, you can now fill in tax details such as VAT percentage, your company address, and VAT number.<br><br>&quot;Who should be charged&quot; appears beneath the address fields.</p> <h2 id="04">4. Select who will be charged.</h2> <p>You have 3 options:</p> <ul><li>&quot;Charge all ticket buyers&quot; charges VAT on all orders, regardless of tax-status.</li><li>&quot;Don&#39;t charge ticket buyers who are EU registered businesses in countries other than your country&quot; exempts anyone from paying tax who enters a VAT-number from a EU country that is different from the country in which your event is taking place and in which you are VAT registered.</li><li>&quot;Don&#39;t charge ticket buyers who are EU registered businesses in specific countries&quot; allows you determine the countries from which VAT-numbers will be tax-exempt.</li></ul> <p class="text-small l-pad-vert-2 l-pad-hor-2 card l-mar-top-2">TIP: Whether or not a ticket buyer&#39;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&#39;t provide tax advice.</p> <p class="text-small l-pad-vert-2 l-pad-hor-2 card l-mar-top-2">NOTE: Selecting the third option provides you with a dropdown of all EU member states. Buyers with verified VAT IDs from the countries selected will not be charged VAT.</p> <h2 id="05">5. Save Tax Options and finish.</h2> <p>Make sure to save to keep your settings from the Tax Options window and again before leaving the Edit page.</p> <h2 id="06">6. See what the registration process looks like.</h2> <p>After entering their personal and tax information, buyers can enter their VAT ID to be verified.</p> <h2 id="07">7. See the possible statuses of entered VAT Numbers.</h2> <ul><li>The buyer entered a valid tax ID number from one of the countries specified to be tax exempt.</li><li>The buyer entered a valid tax ID number from one of the countries not specified to be tax exempt.</li><li>The buyer entered an invalid tax ID number and is asked to recheck the number and the country selected above.</li></ul> <p class="text-small l-pad-vert-2 l-pad-hor-2 card l-mar-top-2">PRO TIP: If the buyer entered a valid EU VAT ID that is not tax exempt, the VAT ID will still be verified and appear on the ticket buyer&#39;s tax invoice.</p> <h2 id="08">8. See a sample tax invoice.</h2> <p>If the ticket buyer enters a valid EU VAT number the VAT number will appear on the <a href="" target="_self">tax invoice</a> that the buyer receives.</p>

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