Tax agencies, they are a fact of life which we will have to keep dealing with. There are many administrative affairs which need to be kept in order, and doing so incorrectly can lead to many problems; an example is determining which tax rubric pertains to your event. This can be difficult and varies heavily depending on your locale.
Always check your national tax website or contact your local tax office when organising an event to ensure you are in compliance with whatever tax laws may apply to your event. The ticket prices you enter in the Eventix 'Dashboard' will always include your tax percentage.
We will give some examples below, however, keep in mind that Eventix is based in the Netherlands, therefore these examples will be with regard to Dutch law.
What tax tariffs are there?
According to Dutch law, there are three tariffs: 0%, 9% and 21%.
You are only permitted to adopt a tax tariff of 0% if the Belastingdienst (the Dutch national tax agency) grants you an exemption. This has to be explicitly determined in conjunction with the Belastingdienst.
This tax bracket pertains to most things which would be considered to fall in the realm of culture and recreation. Examples of this would be musical performances, sports events and museums. It is very likely that your event is part of this tariff.
You are part of this tax bracket if you are organising business events such as conferences or seminars,
These percentages only apply to the tickets themselves. If you are selling tokens for food or drinks and you also plan to sell merchandise separately, these would be part of the 21% tax tariff.
PRO TIP: Eventix is not responsible for inserting the correct tax value for your events. When in doubt, always contact the appropriate tax authorities or your accountant.
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Keywords: Tax, VAT, tariffs, TVA, MwST, IVA