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Which countries outside of the US are charged Tax?



Customers in Albania

Albanian legislation which took effect on January 1st, 2018, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Albania on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Australia

Australian legislation which took effect on July 1, 2017, requires us to collect Goods and Services Tax (GST) from customers in Australia on all transactions regarding Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Customers in Austria

Austria legislation which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Austria on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Belgium

Belgium legislation which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Belgium on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Bulgaria

Bulgaria legislation which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Bulgaria on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Croatia

Croatia legislation which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Croatia on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Cypress

Cypress legislation which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Cypress on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Czech Republic

Czech Republic legislation which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Czech Republic on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Denmark

Denmark legislation which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Denmark on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Estonia

Estonia legislation which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Estonia on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in European Union

European Union regulations which took effect on July 1st, 2003, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the EU on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Finland

Finland regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Finland on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in France

France regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the France on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Germany

Germany regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Germany on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Greece

Greece regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Greece on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Hungary

Hungary regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Hungary on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Iceland

Icelandic legislation which took effect on November 1st, 2011, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Iceland on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in India

India legislation which took effect on December 1st, 2016, requires us to collect Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) from customers in India on all transactions regarding Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST), starting December 1st, 2016 IMDb will start to collect this tax.

Customers in Ireland

Ireland regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Ireland on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Italy

Italy regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Italy on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Japan

Japanese legislation which took effect on October 1st, 2015, requires us to collect Consumption Tax from customers in Japan.

Customers in Korea

Republic of Korea (South Korea) legislation which took effect on July 1st, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Republic of Korea on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Latvia

Latvia regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Latvia on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein legislation which took effect on January 1st, 2010, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Liechtenstein on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Lithuania

Lithuania regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Lithuania on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Luxembourg

Luxembourg regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Luxembourg on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Malta

Malta regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Malta on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Netherlands

Netherlands regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Netherlands on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in New Zealand

New Zealand legislation which took effect on October 1st, 2016, requires us to collect Goods and Services Tax (GST) from customers in New Zealand on all transactions regarding Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Customers in Norway

Norwegian legislation which took effect on July 1st, 2011, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Norway on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers is Poland

Poland regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Poland on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Portugal

Portugal regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Portugal on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Quebec

Quebec regulations which took effect on January 1, 2019, requires us to collect Goods and Services Tax (GST) from customers in the Quebec on all transactions regarding Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Customers in Romania

Romania regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Romania on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Russia

Russian legislation which took effect on January 1st, 2017, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Russia on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia legislation which took effect on January 1st, 2018, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Saudi Arabia on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Serbia

Serbian legislation which took effect on January 1st, 2017, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Serbia on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Slovakia

Slovakia regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Slovakia on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Slovenia

Slovenia regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Slovenia on all transactions 

Customers in South Africa

South African legislation which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in South Africa on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Spain

Spain regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Spain on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Sweden

Sweden regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the Sweden on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Switzerland

Swiss legislation which took effect on January 1st, 2010, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Switzerland on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in Turkey

Turkey legislation which took effect on January 1st, 2018, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in Turkey on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates legislation which took effect on January 1st, 2018, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in United Arab Emirates on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).

Customers in United Kingdom

United Kingdom regulations which took effect on January 1, 2015, requires us to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from customers in the United Kingdom on all transactions regarding Electronically Supplied Services (ESS).




How does that apply to my transactions with your website?

Examples of Electronically Supplied Services include:

  • supply of websites or web-hosting services;
  • downloaded software (including updates of software);
  • downloaded images, text or information, including making databases available;
  • digitized books or other electronic publications;
  • downloaded music, films or games;
  • electronic auctions; or
  • Internet service packages.

The services provided by IMDbPro fall within these definitions and are therefore subject to sales tax and consumption taxes.


Are you keeping the money charged for sales tax?

No, all taxes collected from customers will be paid to the tax authority of their taxing country.


How do you know whether to charge sales tax or consumption tax on my transaction and how much will I be charged?

IMDb is required by law to calculate the correct tax on all memberships based on where the customer is located. To determine location, IMDb evaluates various attributes (e.g., address information) that have been provided within the customer’s account and calculates tax accordingly.


This is a business purchase, how do I claim a refund of the VAT?

If your IMDbPro membership is for business purposes and you have a VAT number, please contact our Customer Service team and provide your VAT registration number and address/details about your company. Upon verification of the VAT number, we will exempt your account from VAT surcharges.


Where can I receive an invoice for my recent transaction including VAT?

To retrieve a PDF invoice of your VAT transaction, please visit the Receipts page in your Account Settings and select the "Printer friendly version" link at the top-right corner of your receipt. 


Where can I find more information on this?

EU customers can find more information in the European VAT Directive (EC 2006/112/EC)

For a copy of this directive, please see http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CONSLEG:2006L0112:20100409:EN:HTML (requires Adobe Acrobat).

Norwegian Customers can find more information at http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/fin/press-center/press-releases/2011/vat-on-electronic-services-voesnorway--s.html?id=643060

Japanese Customers can find more information at http://www.nta.go.jp/foreign_language/consumption_tax/cross-kokugai-en.pdf

If you have other VAT related questions, not covered above, please visit the Contact Us page while logged into your IMDbPro account and select IMDbPro member questions > Billing/Payments > Tax/VAT charges (if you are logged out of your IMDbPro account, please select IMDbPro member questions > Other IMDbPro member issues), then select "Email" and let us know how we can help.

For more information on how to get the most of your IMDbPro membership, please see our Pro Tips.

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