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revaxarts says

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?

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revaxarts says

:D 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 :)

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revaxarts says


Thankful? They themselves are obliged by law to pay VAT, so it’s not like they are doing a favour to us authors.
Of 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 ;-)

You pay 49% of your items price to Envato just to handle VAT?

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revaxarts says

... It unfortunately seems to be only available in german but its easy enough for me to offer a sufficient translation. ...

I think the English version can be found here on page 24 point 3.4.2

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revaxarts says

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.

German:

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)

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revaxarts 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?

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revaxarts says

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 :)

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revaxarts says

How the dishwasher (not) works

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revaxarts says

@digitalscience that’s the problem with the new EU law. Or not?

VAT should be added for non commercial buyers in the EU since 2003 but nobody did. With the new law the only thing what changes is where the buyer is located.

This gives me another questions: What do EU authorities against foreign companies who don’t charge VAT and send it to buyers country?

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revaxarts says

Never share you purchasecode! It’s your license and should be kept private.

That’s why plugins shouldn’T be bundled in themes. If buyers needs an update to a plugin he should by a license. You can of course update your theme with the plugins but this way you always have to update the theme when one of your plugins needs an update. So you are responsible for any necessary security updates as well!

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