I should not have to pay this tax as a UK business owner for reasons already explained, so I will not be doing so. The only way this is possible, is for me to no longer make any purchases from Envato until you fix the system. The rules have always been simple. If you run a business in the UK and are VAT registered, you have to charge VAT. if you are not VAT registered, then you do not have to charge VAT, so where does this suddenly mean countries outside of the EU have to charge VAT? That is against the EU, not Envato.
Little bigger companies like Envato must be VAT registered because their turnover is more than £81,000 in a 12 month period.
For $50 I can spend 5 minutes and install it myself for my clients.
If you are a resident of any country within the European Union (EU), you are required to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) in accordance with European Union Directive 77/388/EEC. This directive requires that companies located outside of the EU, who provide electronic goods and eServices to private consumers residing in the EU, remit VAT taxes to the EU member states in which the customers are residents. The VAT is calculated at the applicable rate of the country in which the customer is a resident. Only business-to-consumer sales are taxable.http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31977L0388:en:HTML
Business-to-business sales may be exempt from the Value Added Tax if the business making the purchase has a current and valid VAT ID number.
For more information about how to add a VAT ID to your account, see Adding and Updating Payment Methods to Include a Value Added Tax ID.For more information on Value Added Tax, see the Taxation and Customs Union page of the European Commission site.
I Hate It When a Client give me 1 star rating after my free help with a little bigger customisation.
Well just lucky there is no way to reliably identify location of previous buyers. All my buyers are from China right?
Ha ha ha, european bureaucrats are not so stupid. Digital product in the VAT enactment is a service, the service is performed in country where company is registered. So, let’s say, swedish company must always collect 25% of VAT from each non-business client.
So Envato didn’t pay GST tax? Well, it’s a weird law in Australia Probably in most countries Envato is a seller because when somebody is buying on your website, the money is landing on your business account, so you are the seller. Envato just doesn’t work like a classic marketplace (eBay) where buyers are sending money and personal data to sellers (not to eBay).
chilly_orange saidEverything I buy worldwide I have support. Here you say that it is a privilege to have support?
First off, support is a privilege, not a god-given right. It’s not mandatory, period.
Second, three days is not an awful lot of time. Please realise that authors have a live outside Envato too, often times having a regular job or doing consulting work on the site.
The more emotional and abusive you’ll get, the smaller the chance the author will do anything to help…Just relax, be patient
Really? I bought Windows and I didn’t receive support, I bought very expensive Sony Bravia (not for $50), it doesn’t read pendrive sometimes and of course they didn’t help me. I bought very expensive Sony Alpha, it should support remote control but unfortunately it doesn’t, do you think Sony resolved this problem? 99% companies on this planet don’t offer support (after purchase), I’m talking about real support.
I am interested in having a customized buddypress theme exclusive to me. I want to build a website like internations.org on buddypress.
Let me know how much will it cost and if you can provide some mocups for the same ASAP. It is kind of urgent job so prompt reply would be appreciated.
Me: €130.000 + VAT
Is it 1300? Or 130?