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Faffy Tea’s Etsy shop is closing due to new EU VAT rules

December 23, 2014 by Faffy Tea

We’re very sorry to announce that we will be closing the Faffy Tea Etsy shop from January 1st 2015.

There are new VAT rules for selling digital products to EU countries that come into force that day, and Etsy has made it impossible for sellers to comply with the new laws, effectively rendering all instant download products on Etsy illegal. For this reason we are extremely sad that we will be closing, and you will not be able to buy Faffy Tea products from January 1st.

However, there is a huge amount of backlash at the moment so anything can change. Our plan is to sell our printables via a new marketplace, and we’re aiming to get this ready by the end of January or early February.

In the mean time please continue to download our free products, and follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news.

You can also visit the EU VAT Action Team website if you think this could affect your business too: euvataction.org

We have to add that we’re extremely disappointed that Etsy are not helping their digital sellers. The company is supposed to be ethical, friendly and a community at heart. They are going against the advice of the UK Revenue and Customs, and not listening to the needs of their sellers. #EUVAT #VATMOSS #VATMESS

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