666 is jinxed. Since you’ve also had the double misfortune of having the 666th sale being a record titled “suspense”, I can only imagine your last customer doing this on purpose to stop your sales as they have found a loop hole to exploit.
A loop hole you opened up when you titled an album suspense before surpassing the 666 sales :’(
( Kidding obviously)
Happy thanks giving!
Great interview Sam, thanks for introducing Christian! Seems like a great guy, passionate about his work. We also finally get a glimse of support and what goes on behind the scenes
Freak out all you want my friend. If you want to go bananas over these “potential” situations, rather then speaking to a tax professional in your state/country and finding out things aren’t as doom and gloom as many in this thread are claiming…. by all means
I will again point out, that Envato has stated on several occasions, that they act as the seller when it comes to the VAT/Tax issues, which makes all VAT worries a non-issue. Envato will pay this, period.
And all stuff about having to pay back VAT over the past years, this is all based on rumours, assumptions and fear mongering in the forums. Nowhere is anything written about this being the case, nor has any author been told to do (at least not as far as I know, and again, the Themepunch case is not an example of this). And even if it would be the case, what would happen? Since it’s Envato’s responsibility to pay VAT (which they will), wouldn’t they themselves be liable to pay the missing VAT?Fact of the matter is, it’s all pretty complex and so far, nobody has gotten into trouble (and I doubt anyone will). Why not just play it cool and let this stuff unfold? I really seriously doubt the outcome is going to be as horrific as many have you believe…
Well said chilly_orange +1. Fear is the mind killer. Try to remain objective folks
After going through this thread, from most posts, authors think that VAT will be applied based on whom the item belongs to. If it belongs to an author in the EU where VAT is valid, their customers will be charged VAT and the author be required to handle this VAT, this is wrong
Envato says, they will handle the VAT period. VAT will be determined based on the buyer, regardless of where the author is located. Infact the author does not belong in this picture at all. Envato says, for this instance, in order to handle VAT, they will be acting as the seller.
As an author, as far as you are concerned, you are receiving the money from one entity: Envato. This entity is located in Australia. You will be required to pay your taxes, income tax and what have you. However, you do not have to pay VAT.
VAT is not something you have to deduct from your income. This is an extra amount you charge your customer. Your job in this instance would be to simply collect this extra amount and give it to the proper authorities. In this case, Envato is doing it and handling it proper as they are the ones selling and are in a position to collect VAT from EU customers and then submit this amount to the concerned countries, authorities etc.
Guess we can put a lid on this one, not affecting authors at all. The only people affected are EU buyers who are not businesses. They now will be paying an extra percentage ontop of item price. End of story.
haha OMG, doubly lucky ? Congrats mate, can’t be called luck anymore. You are doing something right
haha opensource what ?
He’s only hitting the handler to which he has linked, getting a json response and displaying the result. Putting this on github is of no use.
It’s useful with the presentation layer he has added. Create your own UI layer lol
Nice effort OP, thanks!
While I sympathize with the customer, the right course of action would be to ask this user to follow standard protocol, i.e. to log into their account and download the item.
It is quite problematic otherwise because:
1) You will have to email them any new updates manually.
2) By sending them the files, you are overstepping or rather bypassing envato by offering items to a buyer that has an ongoing dispute.
Seems so messy, but being a legit customer, personally I’ll just make the extra effort and give them the update this one time and ask them to follow correct procedure in the future