But where did you find the British VAT? And the French one, and the German one, and the...?
I tried explaining that, but apparently failed. The price Amazon lists is the VAT included price. The other price they list is the difference between the VAT and the 'non-VAT' price. So in my case, if the Amazon price is set at 4.99 and the non-VAT price is 4.15, then the VAT tax on the product is .84. Doing a manual calculation, the VAT is 5%.
Amazon used to report is better, but they keep revising things to make them less clear. I swear, they must use IKEA translators to write their websites.
... says it didn't add the VAT to the price so if you don't you end up paying the VAT.
Sorry, but that's not possible. According to the law, Amazon is required to collect the tax, not the individual author. Instead, the VAT is the difference between YOUR price and the "without VAT" price, converted into a percentage.