thanks for this clarification here - i was actually confused about this myself and just came here to figure out why the service fee was oddly higher than expected.
as a USA non-business hub and that USA doesn’t have a VAT, it never even dawned on me to consider VAT might be added to the service fees. if I were to register a small business here, 3dhubs wouldn’t have to charge me VAT anymore? that seems odd since there is no VAT here so it’s not like i’d be paying it elsewhere somehow. i’m a bit confused on how this is all calculated in that case (yes yes, i’m an ignorant american and the VAT is entirely alien to me).
i understand that this VAT is charged on the services performed by 3dhubs for me (or for every independant hub, individually). so i understand EU based regulations would make sense here as this is a EU company charging me for their services. but i’m confused on how and why 3dhubs could not charge me VAT if i were to register as a business here in the USA.
like others, i wish the service fees description made this clear from the outset. the current description suggests it is just 12.5% and though some in EU might expect a VAT those in other regions see the math come out wrong and have no prior taxation knowledge to help make sense of it.
I see that using a 3d printing widget from our own website can reduce the fees, i assume this reduces the VAT by the same ratio then. maybe that’s the easiest way to handle this?