VAT Information

What is VAT?
Why am I being asked for my VAT number?
How should I enter my VAT number?
How much will I be charged?
What should I do if I am tax-exempt?
Who has to supply a VAT number?
Where do I see Bigstock's VAT number?
I am entering the correct VAT number, but it comes back as invalid.  Where can I verify this?

What is VAT?
Value Added Tax is applied to all purchases made in the European Union.

Why am I being asked for my VAT number?
We are asking you to provide your VAT number so that VAT won’t be applied to your purchase if you are VAT exempt.

How should I enter my VAT number?
We require the full VAT number, which is the number preceded by a country code (or, in the case of Greece, EL).  As an example:
Invalid: 64372738291
Valid: GB64372738291

How much will I be charged?
VAT will be charged at the standard rate for your country if you do not provide a VAT number here: http://www.bigstockphoto.com/account

What should I do if I am tax-exempt?
If your VAT number is tax-exempt our system will automatically recognize this after you have provided a valid VAT exempt number.

Who has to supply a VAT number?
If you are a business in the European Union and purchase from Bigstock, you will be required to supply a VAT number.

Where do I see Bigstock's VAT number?
If you pay for VAT, Bigstock's VAT number will appear in your receipt.

I am entering the correct VAT number, but it comes back as invalid.  Where can I verify this?
You are welcome to verify your VAT number here: http://www.vatcheck.eu
You may also want to contact your local Tax Authority to verify it.

More Information
Additional information regarding VAT can be found using the links below: 
Wikipedia VAT Information
VAT Identification Numbers by Country

Please note information in those links is from Wikipedia and not prepared by Bigstock.
We encourage you to consult with your local tax authorities for questions specific to your own situation or one that may not be addressed here.

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