This article answers commonly asked questions about VAT for sellers in the U.K. and EU.
How is European VAT calculated?
Artsy does not calculate VAT on the gallery’s behalf. Galleries are responsible for listing prices on Artsy as VAT inclusive.
How does the Artsy Service fee accommodate VAT?
The Artsy Service Fee is calculated based on the full artwork value, inclusive of the tax.
What if I don’t have a VAT registration number?
European and U.K galleries without a VAT registration number are not able to use Buy Now or Make Offer at this time. Once you apply for and get a valid VAT registration number, be sure to add it to CMS.
If you do have a VAT Registration number, you can learn How to add your VAT registration number to CMS.
I’m getting an error message when entering my VAT number. What’s wrong?
You may get an error if your VAT registration number is invalid for cross-border transactions, as a VAT valid for cross-border transactions is required to use Buy Now and Make Offer. This is because Artsy has collectors located all over the world, and our system doesn’t prevent collectors in specific locations from purchasing works from you.
How do I view my invoices?
If these order receipts do not meet your needs for a VAT compliant invoice, please speak with your Account Executive. Depending on your plan and location, we may be able to work with you to provide the documentation you need.