No I didn’t pay VAT on it. It doesn’t state it specifically no.
This is the bit I don’t understand. If I provide services to businesses in the EU, I believe it is a zero rated supply. So I wouldn’t charging them VAT. Is it the same?
This is the guidance on the Government website. It doesn’t say anything about whether I’m charged VAT or specifically asked to account for VAT in a specific way.
VAT on services from abroad
If your business buys services from outside the UK a rule called the ‘reverse charge’ applies.
1. Convert the value of the services into sterling.
2. Calculate the amount of VAT due and include this in your VAT Return.
3. Credit your VAT account with the amount of VAT due (as if you had supplied the services).
4. Debit your VAT account with the amount of VAT due.
**This means there will be no tax for you to pay, …