When DoubleAgent explains your GoCardless payments, it needs to know whether VAT is involved. There are three options:
- Only when the contact (i.e the customer in GoCardless) is based in the UK
You can tell DoubleAgent which to use on your integration's settings page.
You can also set which VAT rate DoubleAgent should use when VAT applies to a payment.
The EC status is only ever set if "EC VAT reporting" is enabled in your FreeAgent account (on the Settings → VAT Registration page). The rest of this section assumes it is enabled.
A payment's EC status depends on your integration's Charge VAT? setting and, in some cases, the customer's location:
|“Charge VAT?” setting||Customer's location||EC Status applied|
|Only when the contact is based in the UK||UK or outside EU||UK/Non-EC|
|Only when the contact is based in the UK||EU (not UK)||EC Goods or EC Services (whichever you set)|