Dominus Pro

jbuhler

Senior Member
Is it normal to get charged tax from Fluffy? I'm in the US. Haven't really seen that on sample libraries before.
Most sample libraries I buy these days are taxed. I live in Texas. Someone on here recently said California doesn’t charge tax for online software purchases.
 

paoling

Developer
Hello, we are contacting Fastspring regarding this issue. In our shop everything should be VAT-Included in case there's one. (I hate when I go to a shop, thinking that I'm paying that price and on checkout I see the price increasing because of VAT).


Recently something has changed regarding VAT on a few states in the US, but I thought that in that case the VAT should be on our side as well as it happens with EU purchases.
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
Hello, we are contacting Fastspring regarding this issue. In our shop everything should be VAT-Included in case there's one. (I hate when I go to a shop, thinking that I'm paying that price and on checkout I see the price increasing because of VAT).


Recently something has changed regarding VAT on a few states in the US, but I thought that in that case the VAT should be on our side as well as it happens with EU purchases.
I will say that in the US we are used to sales tax being added to the listed price rather than being included, so it's not a big deal so long as you know that you will be taxed. I'm pretty sure when I bought Dominus no tax was charged, but when I bought Dominus Pro, the tax was charged, so perhaps something changed with Fastspring with respect to the collection of sales tax in US.
 

John57

Member
Where Does FastSpring Collect Taxes?

U.S. Sales Tax
Some sales in certain states may be subject to sales tax. Sales of physical products shipped to residents in California, and sales of digital products, subscriptions, and physical products will incur a sales tax for residents in all U.S. states and regions except for Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, AA, AE, AP, AS, and Puerto Rico. FastSpring complies with the rules and regulations in each state. Recent changes have been made in reaction to the Wayfair Act. To learn more about this, check out our blog post: https://fastspring.com/blog/care-wayfair-state-tax-ruling/.
 

jtnyc

Senior Member
I will say that in the US we are used to sales tax being added to the listed price rather than being included, so it's not a big deal so long as you know that you will be taxed. I'm pretty sure when I bought Dominus no tax was charged, but when I bought Dominus Pro, the tax was charged, so perhaps something changed with Fastspring with respect to the collection of sales tax in US.
I'm in NY and this is the first time I've been charged tax on a downloadable VI or Plugin and I make regular purchases from JRR, Plugin Boutique, Time and Space, Best Service, The Unfinished, Sound Dust etc..
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
I'm in NY and this is the first time I've been charged tax on a downloadable VI or Plugin and I make regular purchases from JRR, Plugin Boutique, Time and Space, Best Service, The Unfinished, Sound Dust etc..
NI collects tax, and has for several years. I'm pretty sure a few others have started this past year as well, though I haven't been able to locate additional examples (since I haven't yet organized my tax receipts for the year).
 

Monkberry

Active Member
I'm also in NY and so far I've only been taxed for Fluffy, Herman Samples, and Native Instruments. It's gonna be painful if it's starts happening on some of the more expensive Orchestral Libraries.
 

paoling

Developer
Hello guys!

We have contacted Fastspring and this is what they have replied:
Regardless of your settings, US taxes will always be NET, meaning the price defined for a product will be considered tax exclusive. In non-US countries where tax is collected, the appropriate tax rate will be added to the order automatically (after discounts are applied) and buyers will be charged the full amount. Your proceeds will be calculated from the list price.

We can have put in place VAT included prices for European orders, so our users won't find the added tax as a surprise in their chart, but it seems that we can't do anything for specific US countries where sales-tax is collected :(

Oh, just a reminder: Dominus Choir Pro intro pricing is ending in 48h!