Received email today re bluehost charging vat (see below)
As the service supplied is based in USA (servers are in USA) then vat
should not be charged.
Suggest that you check back with whoever gave you your advice.
As a non-European Union (E.U.) supplier of web-hosting services to customers in the (E.U.), we are required to comply with the European VAT (Value Added Tax) regulations by charging VAT to customers located in the E.U.
Customers categorized as Business users in the E.U. may be required to pay the VAT seperately on any fees for our web-hosting services under EC Directive 2006/112, Art 196 using the reverse charge mechanism.* In order for us to determine whether you are exempt from the VAT charge, we need to collect some information from you.