Even if I have only a small revenue selling licenses, I opted to pay VAT in Germany. The benefit is that any VAT I pay on gear (19%) gets refunded (good for people with GAS), I charge 7% on licenses, the net balance of both is often positive for me. When I signed up for Alamy, I didnt see any option in the user account settings to enter a german VAT ID.
Only a british VAT ID starting with GB + 9 digits may get entered. I checked german requirements at the information desk of our local tax authorities, they told me that I need to add 7 % german VAT on any revenue I make in GB. I mailed contributor service - they add VAT only to photographers with a britisch VAT id.
Could any german photographer who opted for VAT tell how he handles this ? Would expect same questions for photographers in other EC countries.