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European Union Value Added Tax (VAT) policies

This article discusses A2 Hosting policies regarding the European Union's Value Added Tax (VAT).

The information in this article is provided per our Terms of Service. This topic has specific legal ramifications, and you should consult your own legal professional for additional guidance.

The European Union VAT and A2 Hosting

The European Union (EU) assesses a consumption tax on goods and services for use in its member countries. This tax is known as the Value Added Tax, or simply VAT.

Although A2 Hosting is a U.S.-based company, we are required to comply with EU regulations regarding VAT.

We charge EU-based customers for VAT using the tax rate effective in their respective countries. For a complete list of member countries and their corresponding VAT rates, please see the official EU VAT rates.

A2 Hosting's VAT identification number is EU528002111.

A2 Hosting does not include VAT in the prices we display on our web site. Instead, VAT is charged and itemized separately on invoices. For information about how to view and manage your invoices in the A2 Hosting Customer Portal, please see this article.
VAT exemptions for businesses

If you run an EU-based business, you may have to account for VAT yourself by using the reverse charge system. In such cases, A2 Hosting does not charge you VAT.

To prove that your organization meets the requirements for VAT self-accounting, you must provide the following information:

  • Your organization's name.
  • Your organization's VAT identification number.

If you are a new A2 Hosting customer, you can provide this information at the time of purchase in the order form. If you are already a customer, you can add this information to your account settings information to be VAT-exempt for future invoices. For information about how to do this, please see this article.

  • You are liable for any VAT charges that may be incurred until we receive the information requested above.
  • We cannot refund any previously charged VAT amounts.
  • All VAT identification numbers are subject to verification. Make sure you provide a valid VAT identification number.


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