July 2021: European Union VAT and IOSS numbers and information on shipping goods

As of this month there have been new VAT rules from the European Union regarding goods shipped to the EU as imports. If you are a creator shipping in the EU to EU patrons, you’ll need a EU VAT number, and if you are a non-EU creator sending to EU patrons you’ll need a IOSS number (for Patreon, our issuing country is Ireland). For Non-UK creators sending to patrons in the UK you’ll need a VAT number.

More information along with these numbers are outlined here in the article below, along with some details regarding popular shipping couriers: