VyprVPN is a digital product, and we are required to collect and pay sales tax to the proper jurisdictions in many locations world-wide.
In some cases, VyprVPN's monthly or yearly cost to you includes the required taxes, and as such you will not see a separate "tax" amount on your billing statement or invoice; or you may see a "tax" amount of zero.
In other cases, you will see a charge for "tax" with an amount equal to the jurisdiction's laws.
- How much tax am I going to be charged?
The amount of tax charged will be determined by applicable tax requirements based on the billing information provided. We cannot determine for certain the amount of tax that you will be charged beforehand, so we recommend checking your local sales tax laws to determine the amount of tax that you may be billed. On checkout you will see the applicable sales tax, if any, on the charge summary page of the website.
- Is this just a way for you to collect more money?
No; although we are now collecting tax along with payments, the tax collected will go to the appropriate government entity for your payment method’s jurisdiction.
- Does the tax get paid to you, or does it go to the government?
Although we are charging tax, we do not keep the taxes collected. These funds are sent to the appropriate government entity for your payment method’s jurisdiction.
- Why have you decided to begin collecting tax?
As an organization we are legally obligated to charge tax based on our users' billing information.
- If I buy VyprVPN from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store is sales tax collected?
Yes, both app stores charge sales tax at the time of checkout and renewal.
If you need any further assistance, please contact our 24/7 Customer Success Team, who would be glad to assist.