What is Paddle? Why is my contribution taxed?

Why am I being charged by Paddle?

Paddle is our payment processor, which also acts as our Merchant of Record. This saves our engineers time and energy managing payment options from around the globe and ensures they can spend more time improving our products rather than handling issues with multiple payment processors.


Why was tax added to my contribution?

Having Paddle as our payment processor also means that we have to abide by Paddle's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). They require a tax on goods and services depending on your local tax laws. When you contribute to Adblock Plus​, you are supporting the ad blocking service we provide and according to Paddle’s AUP, our ad blocking service falls within taxable parameters.



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