The difference now, is that the tilt has shifted. Before this change, if a company earned under 81k in the UK(Where im based), then they need not register for VAT, which was great for small and micro companies like mine, and if a company went over this threshold, VAT would be charged in the suppliers country at that rate, i.e. UK.
NOW… its changed, so now even a sole trader selling $50 a month, would need to register for VAT, if they earned that $50 from an EU country. i.e. No VATABLE Turnover threshold exists now in the EU, outisde of the UK which is ludicrous. Thankfuly HMRC in the UK have allowed the threshold still in the UK for UKbased sales. The EU VAT change is going to put off so many start ups from supplying digital media. This change you see is only aimed at Digital good sellers. Its totally unjust and unfair.
How do you feel in respects of VAT - does it put you off as a customer. For example, you go to the checkout, then there was 20% added to your order. Would it prevent you from purchasing?
Thanks for the interest