Note: As of March 2022, we are not paying Russian VAT in line with our policy to not pay any money to the Russian financial system until sanctions are lifted.
Value Added Tax (VAT/НДС) is a tax imposed by the Russian Government on sales of certain goods and services purchased by a Russian end-consumer. This tax extends to non-resident suppliers of digital services.
Envato is now registered for VAT in Russia and will charge VAT to buyers resident in Russia with effect from 16 November 2020.
FAQ for Buyers located in Russia
What rate of tax is applied?
The rate of tax applied to your purchase will be a flat rate of 20%.
Does VAT apply to all items bought from Russia?
No. VAT applies to all components of purchases including item support. There are however some exclusions from VAT where the Author of the digital item purchase is also a Russian resident or the Author is a non-resident individual.
What if I am registered for VAT in Russia?
VAT is applied to individuals and businesses/companies alike since a change in law was introduced from 1 January 2019. Envato will issue Russian customers with compliant VAT invoices to ensure that you can declare the purchase on your VAT return and claim a tax adjustment for any VAT charged.
Where to find invoices?
All additional information regarding invoices can be found in the Buyer’s Guide.
You will also be able to see VAT on your statement page which can be accessed through your account settings for all purchases completed after 16 November 2020.