How To Safely Pass EU VAT Tax Audits With EDD Stores

Are you running an online store powered by Easy Digital Downloads? If you have to charge VAT to European customers you might want to have a look at EU VAT for EDD. The supporting evidence for each sale is being safely stored in your WordPress database. But have you ever wondered what happens if your business is ever subject to an EU VAT audit? Have no fear!

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EU VAT Tax Audit?

EDD Payment Screen
EDD Payment Screen With VAT Details Evidence ©Barn2

European VAT law requires you to keep two pieces of evidence to prove the location of your customers. Easy Digital Downloads takes care of this by storing the customer’s country and IP address.

You must also keep the tax invoice of each customer for up to ten years. The EU VAT plugin deals with this by converting the payment details pages into complete tax invoices. Alternatively, you can use the PDF invoice plugin.

Customer Location
Customer Location Evidence ©Barn2

If you are ever audited, you need to know how to access the evidence! Fortunately, there are several ways to do this:

  • EDD Payment Screen
    You can easily check the evidence for individual payments by going to Downloads > Add New, clicking on a payment, and checking the VAT Details section.
  • Information Export
    The EDD payment export under Downloads > Reports > Export contains all the information you need for tax purposes. You can open this using any spreadsheet software and format it in any way you need.

Get the EU VAT plugin today to ensure that your EDD store meets the European VAT rules for digital products.

Easily Add European VAT Support To EDD »


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