Thanks to GameSpot for posting an article noting that MMORPG subscriptions from players in many European countries now have 17.5 percent VAT added
, implementing "an European union directive on sales of electronically delivered goods and services"
which became effective on the 1st July
, and was something we mentioned a few weeks back
. The specific reminder came as a "..news item on Sony Online's official sites for EverQuest, PlanetSide, and Star Wars Galaxies"
, and it'll be interesting to see how forcefully other MMORPGs will enforce this rule.