This information only affects Inklingo quilters who are in the 28 countries of the European Union.
Effective January 1, 2015, it is illegal for Linda Franz to sell Inklingo downloads to anyone in the EU due to new EU VAT laws.
If you are thinking of ordering an Inklingo shape collection or design book (any paid download), you might want to buy before January 1.
Effective January 1, the information below will appear in the shopping cart on the website too. It will be translated into as many languages as possible as soon as possible. (I’m looking for quilters willing to check the translations!)
There is one legal alternative (# 3 below).
I am sorry this is necessary. I will update this page if anything changes.
Thank you for understanding.
PENALTY FOR ORDERING DOWNLOADS AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2014!
If you are in the EU and you buy even one download from the Inklingo website after December 31, it will put Linda Franz in violation of the law.
The EU penalties are so severe that if any ONE piece of information indicates that you (the purchaser) are in the EU, your entire Inklingo account will be suspended without a refund. Please don’t make me do that!
I cannot determine where you are located—but you do know where you are—so you are in the best position to determine whether you can buy Inklingo downloads without jeopardizing my business.
This is an unfortunate situation for everyone but there are alternatives which I hope you will find acceptable.
1. Quilters in the EU are permitted to use the Inklingo downloads they already have. Nothing changes.
2. Quilters in the EU are permitted to buy FREE downloads and physical goods like books and kits. The new EU law only affects automatic downloads.
Your orders can legally include free downloads and/or books to be mailed.
3. NEW Limited Edition Custom Kits Available starting January 1, 2015
The new EU VAT law only applies to paid downloads. I can still legally sell physical goods to be mailed to quilters in the EU, so if you would like to buy a kit from me, I will include the download for free!
Inklingo Yin Yang Kit
- One Piece of Fabric and Freezer Paper 7 x 8.75 inches printed by Linda Franz with 2 Yin Yang shapes $30.00 US
- Bonus – Yin Yang 6 inch shape collection (PDF, $20 value) Free
Total $30.00 US (includes First Class International postage)
After December 31, if you would like to order a kit, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know which Inklingo PDF(s) you would like to buy and I will send you the Special Order payment link with the total including postage. I will manually add the related PDF(s) to your account as soon as I see your payment and will mail the Custom Kit within 14 days.
INKLINGO AND THE NEW EU VAT LAWS
The Inklingo website may be adapted in the future to collect taxes on behalf of the governments of Europe but at this time the cost of changing the software on the website, changing accounting procedures, and administering the tax for 28 European countries is prohibitive. It is a very big burden for a small business.
Part of the difficulty is that it is the responsibility of Linda Franz to collect two pieces of non-conflicting evidence verifying the location of EU consumers to identify which of the 28 countries is entitled to the tax and to store than info for 10 years. Each country has its own tax rates.
Any or all 28 EU countries can require my financial statements to be audited if they think the country entitled to the tax or the tax rate (all different) has not been accurately submitted. Believe it or not, there are rules to determine whether England or France is entitled to the tax if a consumer downloads while traveling in the Chunnel! It is beyond complicated.
If circumstances change, this information will be updated.
I hope it will be possible to make Inklingo downloads instantly available to quilters in Europe again some day.
Thank you for understanding. I am sorry this is necessary.
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