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Hi,

Got a question regarding my plugin and not sure what to answer, hoping someone here can clear it up.

Here’s the question ( a bit fixed up ):

I will build a website to give my clients/users the opportunity to create their own website. I do not charge them to build their websites, I will charge them for hosting and some other features. They will be able to create their own site. Which license do I need?

So, is this one regular, regular per customer or extended?

Thanks.

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Take a look at my latest charity theme “Bio” :)

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The thing is, it’s allowed.

I always knew it but I never did it because I know if I do, everybody will and it will kill the marketplace, and that would be bad. It’s just common sense.

I guess we will have to wait until everybody do it and then someone will finally realized it’s just plain stupid and will put a stop to it.

We will have to wait until people abuse.

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@digitalscience seriously I have tons of respect for your previous work but you are very wrong here.

I have a new theme in the queue fully compatible with WooCommerce and BuddyPress ..

So you think I should take it off the queue, remove Woo and Buddy, submit it, then submit a version with Woo only .. then submit a version with Buddy only, THEN submit a version with Buddy and Woo at the same time? Oh also, I have a complete donation system with Paypal and % funded and stuff, I could take that off too .. so do you want me to restart counting all the combo now?

Come on man, it doesn’t make sense at all.

An author like Kriesi have 5-6 themes with woo so he could remove it from his themes and reupload? ...

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tax rules are so fun, I would definitely get confirmation from an accountant

Yeah, like I said my accountant doesn’t know. I’ll let the government find out what I should do.

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the fact is that you are not selling anything, technically you are “collaborating” with envato and you get a compensation for your “collaboration”. don’t know if I was clear.

Yup, that’s why it’s so confusing.

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If your income is over X limit (not sure what it is in Canada) then you would be liable to charge VAT on services you do.

Envato are basically paying your invoice (little more complicated than that but it’s a generic gist of it) so you would be liable to pay VAT on the amount received from Envato e.g.

In the UK our VAT rate is 20%, so for every £100 I earn, I need to put £20 aside for VAT. I charge this to the client so my charge for £100 job would be £100 + VAT which is £120.

In envato’s case, you can’t ask them to pay X+VAT, they pay you what you have earnt so say you earn $1000, you would keep $800 and put $200 aside for tax.

In VAT stuff, I would get an accountant to advise on this as if you do it wrong, you can land yourself a hefty bill. The accountant will be able to advise on the best way to deal with VAT and how to reduce it (legally) e.g. in the UK, we can sign up for a 12% tax rate if we don’t claim back VAT (great if you don’t do a lot of purchases).

Thanks Gareth, I understand you pay VAT when you do client work but what would you do if you would sell themes here?

Even my accountant doesn’t know.

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Yeah well I think it’s a mess everywhere, it took 4 different people when I called my government to finally being told that they will make some research and call me later today.

Tell me, i spent once then 2 weeks calling and meeting people, the funny thing is one of them told me “why are you going to pay if this is almost invisible money for Spanish tax office?”. Actually he was working for the spanish tax office.

Spain, what a pain. :)

Haha yeah they don’t understand why we want to be legit lol.

When I called this morning, it was a really angry old woman and she told me : You are a new business, you don’t have to pay taxes until you do 30,000 … call us if you succeed to do that one day ..

I told her .. Sorry Ma’am .. I did this after 1 and a half month.

She transfered me to her superior lol

They seem to have a lot of trouble understand what we do here haha

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Same here, no VAT needed on all the accounting. Just taxes being paid for the monthly (quarterly in my case) income. Trying to organise the whole thing here was a mess for me, as Spanish financial law doesn’t consider these kind of commercial movements.

Yeah well I think it’s a mess everywhere, it took 4 different people when I called my government to finally being told that they will make some research and call me later today.

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I think you’re being a little too honest ;) all the Canadian government is going to see is some dollars coming in from overseas from one company so will look like a monthly comission payment… if it was multiple companies, or customers then they might look into whether you’re paying VAT for selling goods online.

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. - Benjamin Franklin

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