Instrument Country Bounceback

Since 2015 the new VAT rules raised by the EU are applicable for companies established in a EU member state and supply telecommunications,  broadcasting  and  electronic  services in the e-commerce business. The company must charge the VAT of the EU country the end consumer belongs to.

The bounce back feature can be used by transmitting the a two-digit country code via:

<instrument-country></instrument-country>

It is available for the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card

  • SEPA Direct Debit

  • Paypal

  • Sofort.

  • iDEAL

  • Giropay (if an IBAN is sent)

  • Carrier Billing

The feature was implemented to support digital merchants to handle the new VAT rules raised by the EU in a more efficient way.

It can be enabled if a merchant intends to catch this information in the XML response.

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