Global SaaS Leaders Live: The Four Ways to Manage VAT, GST, and Sales Taxes

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM ET
Rachel Harding
Global Tax Director at FastSpring

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VAT, sales taxes, and GST are taxes on the consumer, not on your business.

Your responsibility is to collect and remit taxes to the appropriate jurisdictions. And there is a cost to non-compliance.

Rachel Harding, FastSpring’s Global Tax Director, has seen SaaS company valuations lowered by millions of dollars during acquisitions for companies that failed to collect global sales taxes. She’s also seen hefty financial fines given to SaaS companies that weren’t compliant with VAT, GST, and sales tax requirements.

Join us on Thursday, July 7 at 12:30 p.m. EDT/ 6:30 CEST for a one-hour live interview with Rachel covering the four ways that SaaS companies can manage sales tax, VAT, and GST — including the cost and consequences of each approach:

  1. Do-it-yourself.
  2. Outsource to an accounting or legal partner.
  3. Merchant of record.
  4. Ignore global VAT and sales taxes — and hope you don’t get audited.

We’ll also cover:

  • What happens when SaaS companies don’t properly comply with tax regulations.
  • The growing list of countries that have changed their rules around VAT and sales taxes for software sales in recent years.
  • How tax liabilities vary for B2B and B2C purchases in different areas of the world.

Join FastSpring’s Global SaaS Leaders Slack Community to Ask Rachel Questions During the Event!

Attendees to the live event will be able to ask Rachel questions by joining in the chat in our Global SaaS Leaders Slack community. Rachel will also be available in Slack to answer follow-up questions after the event for anyone who can’t attend live.

If you haven’t already joined FastSpring’s new slack community for SaaS professionals, apply here to be a part of the SaaS taxes discussion — during and after the event.

About Our Presenters


Rachel Harding, Global Tax Director at FastSpring

Rachel Harding is the global tax director at FastSpring, handling tax compliance for SaaS companies in over 200 regions around the world. Rachel has worked as a tax consultant, analyst, and accountant for over a decade.


Nathan Collier, Director of Content and Community at FastSpring

Nathan Collier leads the content and community team at FastSpring. Prior to joining FastSpring, Nathan ran his own content marketing agency and worked with numerous SaaS and software companies around the world. Semrush recently named Nathan to its list of top 100 influencers in content marketing.

About FastSpring

FastSpring’s secure payment system has everything SaaS developers need to securely process payments, collect taxes, manage chargebacks, and much more — all while remaining compliant with tax regulations around the world. Sign up for a FastSpring account or request a demo to learn more.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 12:30PM ET

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