Tax Information

Question:

How do I receive VAT (TVA, IVA, MWST) charged by Red Hat Inc on my purchase?

Answer:

If you are an individual under EU law there is a Special Scheme for Non-EC Suppliers of Electronically Supplied Service which became effective on 1 July 2005. Under this scheme we are obliged to charge VAT (or the equivalent thereof) on all supplies to non VAT registered individuals, accordingly we may have applied the prevailing VAT rate on the order you made to Red Hat Inc.

If your are a company under EU law there is a Special Scheme for Non-EC Suppliers of Electronically Supplied Service which became effective on 1 July 2005. Under this scheme we are obliged to charge VAT (or the equivalent thereof) on all supplies to non-VAT registered companies. We require that each company provides us with the your VAT registration number in order for us to correctly account for the VAT. If we did not receive your VAT number accordingly we applied the prevailing VAT rate on the order you made to Red Hat Inc and remitted this VAT to your companies revenue authorities. If your company was incorrectly charged tax based on this criteria, the company should contact their local tax office and seek to make a refund claim under the 8th Directive provisions applicable in the EU.