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We book artist in this case from Germany to sing at nightclubs in the United States. We are covering her ticket, food and lodging, etc. She's only charging us for her performance fee but her assist insist on asking for our VAT number. She provided her VAT number to us and said that since we don't have one, she needs to impose the 21% tax on top of the performance fee. What can i say or quote her to let her know we are not obligated to pay VAT?