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How does VAT work?
How does VAT work?

Find out more about using Happy Scribe as an EU VAT registered company, or whether or not you should be paying VAT.

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Written by Jay Pandya
Updated over a week ago

Whether VAT is applied on your invoice depends on your location. If you are in the EU, you will be subject to EU VAT. Outside of the EU, VAT is not added to your invoices.

At Happy Scribe, we believe in being transparent and upfront about our prices. That’s why the price you see on our website is the final price, which includes any applicable VAT.
We understand that pricing can be confusing, so we want to make it as clear as possible for our customers. When you visit our pricing page, you’ll see the total price of each plan displayed prominently, with no hidden fees or charges.


In addition, if you are a registered EU business with a valid VAT number, you can provide us with your VAT number, and the price will remain the same. This means that you won’t be charged any additional VAT on top of the price displayed on our website.

If you have any questions about our pricing or how VAT applies to your specific situation, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team. We’re always happy to help!

How can I add my EU VAT number?

  • First, ensure that it's a valid number for purchases within the EU. You can check this by using the EU's VIES service

  • Go to Settings & members > Billing, and then add your VAT number (Don't forget the 2 letter country code at the beginning!)

  • Our system will verify the number and your future invoices will reflect the reverse charge.

What if I'm based outside of the EU?

If you are based outside of the EU, then you are automatically exempt from VAT and it will not appear on your invoices. The price will remain the same and you should proceed with the price that you see on the screen.

I think I still need help

No problem - if you're unsure about anything or have any questions, feel free to get in touch by sending a message to hi@happyscribe.com or by opening the chat.

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