Until this morning, I had never heard of VAT (Value-Added Tax). Maybe you hadn't either until just now. From what I have gathered, VAT is a European tax that until the end of 2014, has only affected Europe.
But as of 2015, the new VAT laws have been rewritten and in effect will affect anyone with online PDF sales (as many crafters do!) to European countries that have a VAT.
So if you fall into that category, you might want to give these links a read:
If you've been prepping for VAT in your business, please do leave a comment and tell me what you've been doing!
To be quite honest, I'm not quite sure how this will affect the (European) sales of sewtakeahike and sew-ichigo pdf patterns short term and long term....