BaumannMusic saidIt’s not good will, it’s the law. If you wish to conduct business with a country and its people you need to obey by the laws of that country, or union as is the case of EU. And since US and EU are their largest customer base, they’d be crazy not to adjust.
EDIT: Envato is Australia based and that they care for EU compliant taxation is good will and not a must for them! BTW: Every EU country has it’s own taxation. Wether income tax nor VAT are unique at the moment.
What would EU tax authorities do if Envato doesn’t follow the law? Will they fly to Australia and beg for some taxes?
Guys I just spent some time chatting on Skype with Collis… what an awesome guy I was positively shocked and surprised when I got the call (in a good way ).
He explained some stuff to me, and all have to tell you… why not commission system… well trust me we do not want it!
About VAT, it is not a biggy, the statement that Envato is taking care of it (he basically answered all my questions) is quite enough now for me, calmed me down totally.
If you want more answers do send him a mail, he is a super friendly guy, was a blast skyping with him!
And if you check my previous comments I was quite a pain in the behind on forumsThank you Collis very much, i am open to a skype chat any time
Can you post your questions and Collis answers?
Hi, I do not get something, take a look at this My item price is $58 and I earn 70% of it which is $40.60 so why on earth my invoice says $46.40 and why the Authors fee is $5.80? And why I cannot download an invoice from Envato for the authors fee? Why authors fee doesn’t say $17.40?
I think this is the invoice “you” send to the buyer. But why it hasn’t $ 58,- as total?
If I buy anything on any place one the world where I get a valid invoice the amount I pay is the amount on the invoice. Isn’t it?
They already DID and I managed it. (I’ve had a tax audit). It was no problem at all. But I think this thread is about the upcoming issues, not about the past.
You have had an audit by austrian tax authorities? I guess not because of your sales on GR rather cause of your daily job. What do they demand to prove your income from Envato?
Grüße nach Tirol
onioneye saidOf course they are, you’re completely right. But if we would sell each item on our own, we would probably also have to consider with MOSS in each and every invoice. That’s what I meant
Thankful? They themselves are obliged by law to pay VAT, so it’s not like they are doing a favour to us authors.
You pay 49% of your items price to Envato just to handle VAT?
I think there is a big misunderstanding. I’ll write this in English and in German, to make things clear (my English is not that good )
The new invoices for EVERY single item are important to BUYERS only. Envato is still going to be the seller and the biller.
I understand is THEY DO NOT issue invoices on our behalf. So that’s why WE do not have to worry about a “Fortlaufende Rechnungsnummer” (sequential invoice number).
And I also think we as an author won’t need to care about those hundreds of thousand bills. For us the Envato payment is important and that’s the only invoice/document/credit note we should deal with.
Correct me if I’m wrong.
Ich glaube es liegt ein Missverständnis vor. Soweit ich das richtig verstanden habe, sind die neuen, einzelnen Rechnungen vor allem für Käufer wichtig. Aber Envato bleibt nach wie vor Verkäufer und Rechnungsleger. Sie stellen also keine Rechnungen in unserem Namen aus, sondern vermerken nur, dass wir die Macher des gekauften Items sind. Deshalb brauchen wir uns auch nicht um “fortlaufende Rechnungsnummern” zu kümmern und hunderttausende Rechnungen in unsere Buchhaltung geben.
Für uns als Kreative ist nur die Auszahlung/Gutschrift von Envato relevant.Korrigiert mich, wen ich falsch liege.
^ hat mein Steuerberater auch gesagt (my accountant said the same)
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 have no drop in sales at all. My sales are pretty random the whole year but I can’t say any change on the marketplace in the past affected them.
If your sales drop I think it’s just a short period and your sales will grow again. I don’t think many buyers will not buy simple because the have to enter their address. When someone doesn’t like to share it (s)he will probably use a fake address.
just my opinion