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Tax Changes to Pattern Sales

Changes to Pattern-Selling & Ebooks
Due to law changes, 2015 sees a few changes to how customers within the EU can buy my patterns. Please understand that a) these changes are not my decision and b) some of these changes may be temporary as various platforms work out how best to respond to the new laws.
Are you in the UK or live outside the EU?
Move on. Nothing will change for you.
Are you in an EU member state other than the UK?
Read on.
Single patterns:
Whether you buy my patterns through my website or via Ravelry, you will now be redirected to LoveKnitting to complete your purchase. Ravelry and LoveKnitting have entered into a partnership to make the law changes easy and transparent for you as a consumer. LoveKnitting will handle the financial transaction while Ravelry will add your new pattern to your library. Important: when you buy a pattern now, you will see the pattern price plus your local VAT rate displayed. LoveKnitting will collect the VAT and hand it over to your local government. If you do not already have a LoveKnitting account, you will need to register with them.
Please note that my previously announced price changes will go into effect in 2015, but I am trying very hard to keep prices as low as I possibly can. Depending upon where you live, the added VAT on top may make it look like a very dramatic price hike but the VAT rate is decided by your local government (who also collects it).
There is currently no way of offering special discounts or promotions via the LoveKnitting/Ravelry integration, so unfortunately any future promotions will not be available to EU citizens outside the UK. I am very sorry.
E-books/pattern collections:
There is currently no way of selling e-books or pattern collections via the LoveKnitting/Ravelry integration. This means you won’t be able to buy My E book collections. via the LoveKnitting checkout. However, if you want to buy my collections, please get in touch with me using the contact form on this page. There are ways to work around this issue but I want to discuss them with you on an individual basis.
Please note: I view all this as temporary measures as marketplaces adjust to the new laws. I am looking into other distribution options as well, so do keep an eye on this website.chrissieday.co.uk

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