Video: VATMOSS and the future of web development

Important VATMOSS update
On 1 December 2016 the European Commission announced a package of proposed reforms to the VATMOSS scheme. Please read this post for the latest updates, as some of the proposed changes may affect the situation described in the post below.

I delivered this presentation on 21 May 2016 at J and Beyond in Barcelona, Spain. It covers what VATMOSS is, where it came from, what problems happened before and after implementation, what the EU VAT Action campaign accomplished, and what is changing in future. This was presented for a web development audience.

Many thanks to all who attended, and to everyone who came up to me afterwards to share their own experiences. Despite being a newcomer to this particular community, you have made me feel more than welcome.

I must offer special thanks to Sigrid and Radek from the Joomla community for making sure I was taken care of after a traumatic journey to the conference, and to Joan and Sonia from the Barcelona WooCommerce community for giving me food, beer and a much needed hug. Thanks also to the Catalan Police for recovering my wallet and passport, and thanks to the honest soul turned it in. To whoever stole all my money, good luck converting that Scottish £20 to Euros.

About the author

Heather Burns is a digital law specialist in Glasgow, Scotland. She researches, writes, publishes, consults, and speaks extensively on internet laws and policies which affect the crafts of web design and development. She has been designing and developing web sites since 1997 and has been a professional web site designer since 2007. She holds a postgraduate certification in internet law and policy from the University of Strathclyde. Learn about hiring Heather to write, speak, or consult.