0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2008 7:57 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Re: Adobe pricing '*** about face' surely

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      Could that possibly be "afaik"? 8)

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      "Pablo" <dell@takeoutdellimages.com> wrote in message
      > Value added Tax was invented by Napoleon asaik.
      > "Osgood" <notavailable@thisaddress.com> wrote in message
      > news:ge752p$97j$1@forums.macromedia.com...
      >> Why even have VAT, just abolish it altogether. I'm just collecting tax
      >> for the government and passing the difference on. I have to piss about
      >> every quarter working it out but I'm not paid for this service, its just
      >> another example of a complete piss take.
      >> David Powers wrote:
      >>> Osgood wrote:
      >>>> This just isnt right. We all sit around like lame assed idiots and let
      >>>> the banks take us to the brink of the abyss and now Adobe is trying to
      >>>> rip people off.
      >>> Just for the record, this isn't a new policy. I first noticed the
      >>> discrepancy between boxed and download prices several years ago. It
      >>> struck me as odd, so I did a little digging to find out what was
      >>> happening. Adobe is following EU regulations as far as this is
      >>> concerned. VAT is charged on downloaded software at the point of
      >>> delivery. If the server is in another EU country, you are charged the
      >>> VAT rate applicable in that country. If the server is outside the EU,
      >>> you should be charged the rate applicable in your own country. I buy
      >>> quite a lot of software through electronic download, so have noticed the
      >>> different rates of VAT charged by different companies. If I recall
      >>> correctly, companies based in Germany charge VAT at 19%. I bought
      >>> something recently from another European country and the VAT was 16%.
      >>> I know it makes little sense, but tax laws very rarely make sense. The
      >>> only people to whom VAT rates are significant are individuals not
      >>> registered for VAT. And if they object to the higher level of tax, they
      >>> have the option to buy the boxed version, which is taxed at the local
      >>> rate.