Dec 28 14

New 2015 VAT Regulations

On January 1, 2015, new regulations will take effect that change the way downloadable electronic files can be sold over the internet to all countries within the European Union.  These regulations are very cumbersome and the cost of implementing these regulations would be cost-prohibitive to a small business such as ours.  Some of the specific details of these regulations remain unclear and are open to various interpretations by all 28 countries within the European Union.  We are honest business people who will not knowingly break a law.  For now, based on the information that is available currently available, we will not be able to sell downloadable electronic products over the internet to anyone in any of the European Union countries effective 1/1/15.  If the regulations change (and they may; a large part of the small business world is perplexed about how to implement these regulations and is mounting formal protests), we will be able to sell across the world again.  If you live in an EU country and have been thinking about buying a downloadable design, please do it within the next few days.  We regret having to take this step but we have an obligation to respect laws that govern how we do business.  Customers in the following countries will be affected:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Again, we apologize for the inconvenience, but this is out of our hands.


  1. carol mcdowell Says:

    unfortunate for both the seller and the consumer that these countries feel the need raise money by this unfair taxation. I’m just glad I don’t live in any of those countries and hope the US will not be so greedy.

  2. SewCalGal Says:

    I’ve been hearing about this for awhile. So very sad and totally unfair to creative people and small businesses.