As of January 4th, 2011 and in line with new UK legislation regarding VAT pricing, all purchases made via Codemasters Online billing systems, including the Player Account System and the LOTRO in-game Store will be charged inclusive of 20% VAT.
This tax increase will be applicable to all players on the European servers and will be charged appropriately. For all players on existing recurring subscription plans (before 04/01/2011), there will be no increase, the extra VAT will be absorbed by Codemasters!
If you'd like to enjoy the cheaper VAT rate then log in to your Player Account and take out a recurring subscription today.
If you already have an open VIP subscription on a recurring payment option, then you need take no action to continue paying at your existing, lower rate
The LOTRO Europe Team.
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