ApprovalMax utilizes a 3rd party service
for subscription billing. This service provider (2Checkout, https://www.2checkout.com/) is an authorised reseller of ApprovalMax subscriptions
and considered a Vendor of Record, meaning Avangate follows all laws and
regulations and is responsible for the collection of sales tax.
Avangate does collect sales taxes from customers
located in a number of US states, however, tax rates vary depending on the zip
code of the billing address.
According to EU regulations, all customers located
within the European Union are required to pay VAT unless they have a valid VAT
ID, in which case they are exempt from VAT. The VAT rate is charged according
to the customer's country of residence or establishment. When activating an
ApprovalMax subscription, you have to provide your VAT ID to be exempted from
the VAT charge.
Avangate collects sales tax for customers in Australia,
Iceland, India, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Serbia, South
Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan,
Sales tax exemptions may be available in some countries
for business customers who provide a valid tax number or business number.
GST for New Zealand customers and GST
Since October 2016, New Zealand-based customers are
charged an additional 15% sales tax when buying goods or services from non-New
Zealand businesses. The billing service company, Avangate, is required to collect
GST in addition to the ApprovalMax net price. The total cost of ApprovalMax
subscriptions as well as the incurring taxes are displayed in the shopping
Business customers will be exempted from GST by
providing a valid IRD number during the checkout process.
To find out more about the GST law change for non-resident
businesses supplying remote services to New Zealand customers, please visit: http://www.ird.govt.nz/industry-guidelines/non-res-bus-gst/online-services/non-res-bus-gst-online-services.html
Australia GST on remote services
Since 1 July 2017, an additional 10% tax is
charged for sales to Australia-based customers.
The total cost of ApprovalMax subscriptions and the
incurring taxes are displayed in the shopping cart.
Business customers will be GST exempted by providing a
valid ABN number during the checkout process.
For details about the GST change for imported services
and digital products, please visit https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/International-tax-for-business/GST-on-imported-services-and-digital-products/
VAT in the European Union
Businesses making digital purchases can be
exempted from VAT by providing their valid VAT ID at the time of purchase. For
those providing a VAT ID, no Value Added Tax will be charged, and the VAT ID
will be included on the invoice Avangate provides at purchase completion.
For a list of EU member states and their standard VAT rates, as well as more details on the VAT Regulations as from 2015, please visit https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/business/vat_en or http://www.vatlive.com/vat-rates/european-vat-rates/