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EU VAT changes and MOSS!

We updated the way theimagefile handles EU digital download sales December 30. 2014 

Catchy title… I know!  Firstly, I’m sorry to bring up VAT on a Friday during the run-up to Christmas!  It’s not a great subject at any time, but with the changes in VAT at the end of this month it is REALLY IMPORTANT that you understand what changes are afoot and if you need to make any.  It is a long post for which I am also sorry, but I can assure you it’s better to read it now than when it’s too late!

The changes are due to VAT on digital services in the EU. It affects everyone; VAT registered or not so please read carefully, understand the implications and edit the settings if required. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to VAT, you should contact your accountant or HMRC for expert help if needed!


So, what’s changing?

From 1st January 2015 there are new place of supply rules for value added tax (VAT) on the supply of digital services by businesses to consumers in the EU.

VAT on digital services will be paid in the consumer’s country, not the supplier’s country. It will be charged at the rate that applies in the consumer’s country.


Why Should We Still Print Photos?

If you were to lose your phone tomorrow, how many photographs would be gone forever?

We’re told that we are living in a digital age, that we have every piece of knowledge, software and artwork known to man at our fingertips yet we could still become the lost generation. I think it’s fair to say that the majority of us keep our lives locked up in our phones, computers, tablets and hard drives but rarely in albums and frames. Personally, I think this is something we should all work to change. There are so many valid reasons to stay slightly old school in these modern times, however, we’ve chosen our top three to show how printing should still be respected today. Hopefully it will inspire you to send your own photos off to the printers as well as offer the choice to your customers…

photos retouch


Throwback Thursday – “Shop” Price Plans And “Buy Now” Buttons!

It’s almost the weekend! (WOOHOO). We’re sure you have lots of lovely things planned for the next couple of days but before you go off and enjoy them we wanted to remind you all of a couple of things. There are so many great tools here on Theimagefile that we realize it’s sometimes easy to forget about some of them. But don’t worry, here is a throwback to just a couple!


School Photographers – Print Packs and Proof Cards – The Online Solution!

We’re really excited to be launching a new online solution for school photographers! Most schools nowadays require an online solution for viewing, ordering and paying for images. The main reason for this is so that the admin tasks lie with, you the photographer and not with the school. As we are all in the service industry we all know that when our customer’s requirements change, our workflows must match them.


“So we have launched a super easy and cost effective solution!”


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