Does Pond5 Collect Tax?

Pond5 is required to collect tax on all sales where applicable.

US Customers:
How much tax you pay will vary depending on the licensing details provided at checkout. We display the amount of tax to be collected before you complete the purchase. Local tax will be displayed on the purchase confirmation page. No charges will be made until you choose to complete the purchase. Some US customers may be exempt from paying tax–please see below for more details.

Customers outside the US:
Tax will be collected based on your country’s rate. We determine this based on the licensing information on file, including your address and specific payment details. If you are a business, it is important to always provide your tax ID so we can properly assess Value Added Tax (VAT) or Goods and Services Tax (GST). If you are not a business, you can find more information on your local tax obligations below. If you are tax-exempt based on your organization, please contact our support team and we’ll be happy to assist you.


Pond5 Tax Collection (US)

Starting November 1, 2023, sales tax may be assessed on purchases based on state and local tax laws.

Pond5 purchases may be subject to state and local sales tax in certain instances. Sales taxes assessed on purchases will depend on the licensing address on file when the purchase is made.

If you’re a business or organization that is tax-exempt, please Contact us with the following information to begin the exemption process:

  • Your first and last name

  • Your email address associated with your Pond5 account

  • Your address

Please see below for information about taxes on non-US purchases.


Pond5 Tax Collection (non-US)

Learn about Pond5’s international tax collection policy and which rates may apply in your region.

Will I be charged tax if I don’t have a VAT, GST, or another applicable number?

Pond5 tax collection is primarily determined by the country where your payment method is registered and by the address on file in your account.

You can learn more about how Non-US tax works at How VAT Works at Pond5.

If you don’t have a valid VAT, GST, HST, or PST number on file, use the table below to determine if you will be charged VAT. 

Region Tax Type Tax Number Collected Notes
European Union VAT VAT Number For EU customers, if a valid VAT is provided, then the transaction is not taxable.Customers in Ireland will be charged VAT because they are transacting with a local business entity.
UK VAT VAT Number For UK customers, if a VAT is provided, then the transaction is not taxable.
Switzerland VAT VAT Number Pond5 is required to collect VAT from all customers in Switzerland.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in our efforts to comply with tax regulations worldwide.

Still need help? Contact us!

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