Why am I being charged by Paddle?
Paddle is our new payment processor, which now acts as our Merchant of Record. This saves us quite a bit of time and energy managing payment options from around the globe. As a small team, this ensures our engineers can spend more time improving our products rather than handling issues with multiple payment processors.
Why was tax added to my contribution?
Having a new payment processor, also means that we have to abide by Paddle's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). They do 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.