New EU VAT regulations threaten small businesses #VATMOSS

Changes to EU VAT place of supply of services rules threaten constitute a threat to small businesses which provide digital services. 

From January 1 2015, The place of taxation will be determined by the location of the consumer, not the location of the supplier. 

This essentially means that businesses will need to pay VAT to each country where sales originate. 

In this post, I’ll attempt to explain the new rules and how they may affect SMEs.

International e-commerce: three things to consider

One of the challenges of e-commerce is international expansion, and how exactly one goes about it. There are complications around websites, language, SEO, tax and how to integrate with back end systems.

We have spent a lot of time working it out here at Flowers HQ, as we now service not only the UK flower delivery market, but also those of France, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. Here are three of the key areas to think through before you embark on your international roll out: