VAT stands for value-added tax. It's a tax based on the consumption of goods and services that are commonly found in the EU and select other regions of the world.
VAT may be charged to tenants on their bookings (“VAT on bookings”) as well as to eligible advertisers on their paid advertiser fees ("VAT on advertiser fees”).
What does a VAT ID look like?
A VAT ID begins with a country code followed by numbers and letters. Every country has its own unique format and length. For example:
The Netherlands: NL000099998B57
Switzerland: CHE-123.456.789 MWST
Why do I need to provide a VAT ID?
By providing a VAT ID to HousingAnywhere, you are establishing a business-to-business relationship between your business and HousingAnywhere. This status and your business location determine whether or not HousingAnywhere will charge VAT on advertiser fees.
For advertisers based in the Netherlands:
HousingAnywhere is required to charge VAT on applicable fees regardless of whether you’ve submitted a VAT ID to us.
For advertisers based in the EU (excluding the Netherlands) and Norway:
Advertisers in these countries, who submit a valid VAT ID to HousingAnywhere, will not be charged VAT on advertiser fees.
For advertisers that have not provided a valid VAT ID:
If you have not supplied HousingAnywhere with a valid VAT ID, HousingAnywhere is required to charge VAT on applicable fees regardless of whether you’ve submitted a VAT ID to us. The same holds when an advertiser does not have a VAT ID, which is often the case for natural persons that are not operating as a business.
Will I receive an invoice from HousingAnywhere for VAT on advertiser fees?
HousingAnywhere provides downloadable invoices to advertisers who are charged advertiser fees. These invoices will appear as soon as the booking is concluded. You can find them in the Invoice section of your Payout Details.
Each invoice contains a summary of VAT-eligible fees (in the rent's currency). Invoices arrive as downloadable PDF in English.
Please let us know if you have any questions.