Why Am I Charged VAT?
In January 2015, the EU passed a law that requires companies to charge VAT for products based on the location of the customer (You) instead of the location of the company (Mindvalley).
Please know that the Value Added Tax or VAT is a consumption tax added to goods and services, so, it applies to everybody: citizens or businesses. Nevertheless, businesses with a valid VAT number can be exempt from it.
Please click here to check the European Commission's regulations for EU citizens (individuals) buying online electronically supplied services. It states that the seller will charge the VAT rate applicable in the country where you are established, have your permanent address or usually reside.
If you select an EU country for your billing address on the checkout page, the taxes are automatically included. Please note that our sales pages also mention that EU customers will be charged VAT.
You can always see the amount adjusted on the checkout page after choosing your country of residence and before completing your purchase so that you are aware of the amount charged as Value Added Tax before you make a decision.
If you have a valid VAT number, you can be exempt from the VAT. We have a section in all of our checkout pages where you can input your VAT number. This will automatically exempt you from the VAT and bring the tax down to zero. For more information on VAT exemption, please contact the tax agency of your country.
I added my VAT number but I still got charged?
This happens when you add a space between the letters and numbers. Your VAT number should have no spaces when you type it in. (For example: DE1234567 )
If you have a valid VAT ID and you have already completed the purchase please contact our Customer Support via the chat icon and we will assist you with the adjustment of the amount.
Please note that the Refund Policy for VAT is 30 days from the purchase date. After this you would need to contact your country tax authorities to request a refund for the VAT.