Video: VATMOSS and the future of web development

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Important VATMOSS update
In December 2017 the European Commission approved a package of reforms to the VATMOSS system. Please visit the VATMOSS resource page for more information. The below post, which is now outdated, will remain here as an archive.

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.

The Author

I’m a UK tech policy wonk based in Glasgow. I work for an open web built around international standards of human rights, privacy, accessibility, and freedom of expression. The content and opinions on this site are mine alone and do not reflect the opinions of any current or previous team.