If you have a relevant VAT ID in a non-US location, we encourage you to share this with us. Your VAT registration status may impact our obligation to apply tax on fees, as well as the tax collection obligations on marketplace sales.
You can share your VAT ID through the W8 form available in the Tax Section of your Patreon account.
How to add your VAT ID number on Desktop:
- Go to Settings > Billing and payouts
- Under Tax settings, click Fill out W8 Form / W-8BEN-E
- If you already have a W8 filled out, there will be an Update link instead
- Enter your VAT Identification Number
- W-8BEN line “7. VAT/GST Identification Number”
- W-8BEN-E line “9c. VAT/GST Identification Number”
- Complete the rest of the form
- Click Submit this form
Relevant VAT ID Numbers
Requirements for proof of business status may include a valid VAT/GST ID (or similar tax or business registration number). Reference to such identification numbers may be different from country to country. Note that for a VAT/GST ID to be accepted by Patreon, this should be validated and generally valid at the time of transaction. We encourage you to carry out such validations on your side before sharing this number with us.
Below are samples of VAT/GST ID numbers and their format, which will be considered and should be provided for a number of relevant countries.
|Country||Support for VAT business status||Format|
|Australia||ABN Number||11-digit number|
|Belarus||УНП (UNP, business)||9-digital number|
|Canada||GST / HST / QST ID||GST/HST 9-digit number e.g., 99999 9999 RT0001.
10-digit number e.g., 9999999999 TQ0001.
|Iceland||VAT ID (VSK)||5 or 6 digits|
|New Zealand - GST||GST ID||8 or 9 digits|
|Norway - VAT||VAT ID||9 digits + “MVA”|
|Saudi Arabia||TRN||15 digits|
|Singapore||UEN/ GST ID / NRIC||10 letters and/or digits|
|South Korea||BRN (Business Registration Number)||10 digits|
|Switzerland||VAT ID||9 digits + MWST e.g., 999.999.999 MWST|
|Taiwan||VAT ID||8 digits|
|Turkey||VAT ID||10 digits|
|Ukraine||ЄДРПОУ (EDRPOU)||8 digits|