I have website for which I have set up a sponsorship scheme for (see my profile if you're interested). With this scheme, some individual or company can choose to sponsor X or Y amount and that gives them an advertising block on my website for Z months.
I have had an inquiry for sponsorship of the site, which is nice. However the question came up over the tax implications for the transaction, so I thought I'd ask it here.
Goods and services sold in the UK are currently subject to 15% VAT. If the purchaser is based outside the UK (in this case Canada), how does it work?
- Do I still charge the VAT and the customer claims it back from their local tax office?
- Do I charge without VAT and the customer is liable?
- Some other option?
Does the situation change depending on the countries involved, or is it covered by some international law?