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Hi, not sure what exactly is defined as E-Service or not in your country. Basically it is like envato does not even exist and this here is your own homepage. If you had your own website where you sell your music, would that be required an e-service?
However, I will have to leave this discussion as I already get emails from staff who do not like my posts as they are apparently not in line with the Envato Community Guidelines.
So I will from here on keep only reading and refrain from posting. Was nice to discuss with you guys! And don’t forget to contact your tax advisor
As long as this is the case here after 1.1.15 I can’t see a problem with it. What is the “other” problem people are having here?
Hi, just some of the few problems that may arise:
VAT for past sales would have been required to be registered, charged and paid by the author (as he is the seller), although that was impossible to do.
The income you had does not match with the money you got. Basically you have to pay taxes on a bigger amount of money than you have ever seen.
You might fall into other tax classes in your country as direct seller
You might have to register a company in your country.
You need to invoice every transaction.
For some time now there is a glitch in the forums. In the list view of the threads, you can still see the number of replies that were made, counting in those that were deleted. Maybe the devs should fix this…
lol. They are getting desperate
The statement page column headings make no sense. The “Price” column does not show the price of the item (as stated on the item page) and “Amount” is ambiguous.
Actually, it does make sense. The number that is on your items page is not the price, but the price + buyer fee.
Is there a way to disable my portfolio from being online or should I start thinking to remove the files compleatly?
I think you can contact support and ask them to soft disable all your items. They did this in the past so that you can test out other marketplaces but still have the chance to come back.
Maybe they don’t do it anymore after this mess, though.
But I’m really wondering how any non-exclusive member can stay here. They are paying taxes on 80% but only receive 35%, that’s as ridiculous as it can be. Some may pay even more taxes than they get from envato, essentially earning a negative number.
The review of the core business model is still going. Making a change there would be a substantial shift, and have positive and negative consequences for authors.
what are the positive consequences?
Assume I sold 100 times an item worth $100 each (sales price): on the end of the month I have $ 7000 to withdraw (at 70% commission rate)
I’ll get $ 7000 on my bank account 15 days later (without any bank fees) I have to declare an income of $ 7000 (which is $ 70 for each item)
But if you calculate it with the new model you have to declare $100 – 20% = $ 80 So while I have this is $ 8000 for my tax report I still only get $ 7000Am I wrong or where is the missing $ 1000 ?
You are misinterpreting Collis sentence. When he is talking about a “change of the Core model”, he means to get away from all the “authors are the sellers” system, but change into a real Commission system. Because the system now is – and has always been according to envato – that authors sell directly to people they know nothing about.
So, he is saying: changing to a Commission system has positive and negative consequences.
So the better question would be: What are the negative consequences of a commission system?
My answer: There are none