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purethemes says

Yes and I can’t help but notice that these important announcements are posted on a Friday which means no real feedback or answers until Monday (2 January)...

yes, brilliant timing, it’s almost Saturday there now.. makes you wonder..

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purethemes says


You do whatever you want Envato, i’ll still make one invoice per month and put your company details on it. This is crazy, you’ve screwed us all. Thank God i live in a country in which i don’t have to comply to the stupid mess you’ve just made.

That’s probably what every german author should be doing as well. As far as I (and german accountants) know, Envato is a reseller for german law and tax purposes and authors earn a monthly commission payout which we have to invoice directly to Envato.

I’m not a tax specialist and this is my personal opinion, so please contact your own accountant in this regards, but from my experience this is what most “professional” (if you can say so) authors do right now.

Question is, with Envato collecting VAT and being registered with MOSS, do they somehow report the VAT in our name? Because if yes, then your story won’t hold.

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purethemes says


Thanks jdpowered and purethemes. We’ll pass this on to the EU team as well and circle back soon.

So you were busy about two month (and quiet) just that your community members and not-tax-specialists (sorry no offense) say this is not legal? seriously?

I mean you announce a business model change (yes it is) just two days before it’s in effect and you don’t even know the basics?

I didn’t want to said it out loud, but that was my initial thought.

Now, this change will affect authors in terms of bookkeeping costs. I need to consult my accountant, but from 1 invoice I’ll suddenly jump to around 300-500 per month – I don’t know how we will handle this but it’s probably manageable. What about Photodune authors? Someone selling 1000 photos for 1$ will have 1000 invoices. That’s not how it works on iStock and other microstock sites afaik, and I’m afraid it will move a lot of authors from PD

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purethemes says


Those invoices are not legal here in Germany. They miss the adress of both parties, as well as tax-ids. When exactly did authors allow you to issue invoices on their behalf starting from the day after tomorrow?
Hey Creattive, in the other thread, purethemes also mentioned the tax identification number. We’ll check in with the EU team to see how we address this.

Thanks

also, FYI in Billing informations form in Settings, there’s a field for VAT number http://i.imgur.com/V3EsGcU.png and subtitle is NIP – those are two different things

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purethemes says

Basically every author from Poland (and from many other EU countries) needs to have own company because people cannot sell regularly without company.

I don’t think that’s new, any ongoing action that leads to getting income requires registering company according to law. “definiuje dzialalnosc gospodarcza jako (...) wykonywana w sposób zorganizowany i ciagly”. So that’s not the issue here.

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purethemes says

Hi

in my country the invoice to be valid needs to have my Tax Identification Number (NIP) so currently the invoices like here https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/203815214-An-Author-s-Guide-to-Your-Statement-Documents?_ga=1.71160601.863704431.1416832335 are not tax-compliant.

I believe it’s not only required in my country (Poland), will this be addressed? It’s quite important. Thanks

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purethemes says

I’ll start one off, could we please get some feedback on author teams? Is that something the devs are working on from a finance perspective? e.g. Currently I give 50% of income for one item to another author. It would be great to have that built into the system, as currently it sounds like a bit of a tax reporting nightmare.

Probably not going to happen:

All financial activity on an account is in the name of the account owner (the person who signed up to the account and agreed to the terms and conditions)

Collis, in my country the invoice to be valid needs to have my Tax Identification Number (NIP) so currently the invoices like here https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/203815214-An-Author-s-Guide-to-Your-Statement-Documents?_ga=1.71160601.863704431.1416832335 are not valid.

I believe it’s not only required in my country (Poland), will this be addressed? It’s quite important. Thanks

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purethemes says

I use http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ – pretty basic but I don’t need anything more

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purethemes says

As far as I know you can’t give away your purchase code like this. There’s no other way than to update your theme each time.

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purethemes says


Hi Everyone,

WooThemes are making some changes to WooCommerce in the next version (2.3), which will potentially break the display of WooCommerce content in themes. There’s no exact timeframe for the new version, but it is likely to be in the near future.

If you are the author of a WooCommerce compatible theme(s), can you please review the changes and make sure your theme(s) are compatible with the new version. It is important that themes support these changes, as otherwise users will update WooCommerce only to find that their site no longer displays correctly.

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for the post. We have an old theme that is WooCommerce compatible. My question is, if I leave compatibility with WooCommerce 2.2 selected on themeforest, will this theme get soft disabled?

There are no paid updates on themeforest, therefore we don’t have available resources to update the theme for free.

Thanks.

I guess it’s better to remove that theme. No one checks the ‘compatibility’ section, and you’re facing 1 star ratings if your theme won’t work with latest WooCommerce, been there done that.

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