VAT Exemption / Tax ID

Background

In most cases, charges are subject to German VAT ("Umsatzsteuer"). There are a few cases where there is an exemption, though:

Outside EU

You are a registered company outside the EU

If you update your billing address to include your company's name and address outside of the EU, no VAT will be charged.

Inside EU with Tax ID

You are a registered company outside of Germany and can provide a European tax id

If you update your billing address to include your company's name, the address and provide a valid tax id, reverse charge will apply and no VAT is added.

Setup

If you want to store your tax information in Datacake, you can do so through the billing settings. To do this, navigate to the billing settings using the sidebar.

In the Billing Section now click on "Update" to open up the Billing-Address-Settings.

This will bring up the following modal, where you can enter your custom Tax-ID:

Now enter a valid VAT-ID and press "Update". This will enable reverse-charge or tax exemption.

FAQs

I have already received an Invoice but forgot to set up the Tax-Exemption. What can I do?

Simply continue entering the Tax ID as described above. The invoices will be adjusted below. If you need further assistance or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.