Information we collect from you: You'll be asked if you’re using Volunteer World for business or personal purposes. If you choose personal purposes, you will not be asked to provide a VAT ID. If you choose business purposes, you'll be asked to provide your VAT ID.

Personal Use

Do we charge VAT?: Volunteer mediations are made through Meaningful Travel GmbH which is based in Germany. We don’t add VAT charges if your billing address is in a country that is an EU member except for Germany. Please check with your local tax authority to see if you’re required to self-assess VAT in your country.

Business Use

Do we charge VAT?: Volunteer mediations are made through Meaningful Travel GmbH which is based in Germany. We don’t add VAT charges if you provide a valid VAT ID. In this case, you’ll be responsible for self-assessing and paying VAT at your EU member state’s local rate (VAT reverse charge procedure).

Note: If you cannot provide a valid VAT ID, your tax status will be regarded as personal.

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