Anyone interested to convert some of my works to Muse Templates ? if yes, please drop me a PM
0 – 14 hours a day, really varies. But overall, it’s a full time job with free schedule
Ok, here’s mine!
- One hundred years of solitude – Gabriel García Márquez
- The little prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- The Gods Themselves – Isaac Asimov
Navigating through Envato markets, specially ThemeForest and CodeCanyon, I have found some products which requires certain skills in some languages or a more than basic knowledge on the cms or program they use. This can make clients hesitant to buy some products, or even worst, possible surprise or deception that may develop into bad rattings or support issues for the author.
I think It would be quite usefull to calificate all products in the skills they require. For example:
- HTML: Basic
- CSS: Medium
- WordPress: Basic
- PHP: Basic
Adding a client calification would be great as authors may find some skills basic that clients can find hard.
Adding a search filter would be awesome, but this may be asking too much.Hope you find this as a usefull sugestion
Well, I see a problem here. The real question for the buyer goes to this – “can I complete my project using the X product?”. However, depending on your requirements the skills required may vary and if a seller claims that his X product requires for example Basic to No HTML skills but you ended up learning some new more advanced HTML skills to be able to finish your project as it had some nuances, this can lead to a refund requests based on “false advertisement of product features” claim and that’s a very obscure and subjective topic and might lead to confusion and trouble more than to a clearer structurization of products which was the initial goal.
Would it be possible to get a statement from the IRS or an accountant about how the way things are being handled is an actual legitimate way of handling business and that we will not run into issues with the IRS?
So far, everyone here that has spoken to a tax professional has heard that nothing about this sounds legitimate and that we will run into issues with the IRS.
The only thing that needs to be explained right now is how this structure will NOT cause any red flags. The feeling I’m getting is that Collis know this may cause some issues, but that the company will extend itself to try and help with those issues, rather than avoiding the issues in the first place.It’s never a good business practice to be reactive instead of proactive. The trick is to avoid the IRS, not open the door for them and then deal with the fallout.
I raised this question before on forum but I believe it’s not gonna be answered. And here’s the deal – you might know that absolute majority of world bank transactions goes through New York (namely, Citibank or others). Now US has introduced this policy not long ago – if you want to use the system, comply with the regulation (gov says it’s an anti money laundering policy, I say it’s another level of control, but let’s leave the politics for another day, especially when it’s subjective and prohibited to discuss in forums). And the regulation states that any transaction made by or to a US resident or citizen must be reported to IRS. Envato won’t tell this perhaps but I guess the situation for them is this – either you report all you can to IRS or you’re gonna have big problems. Totally another thing is what exactly they are going to report to IRS which is beyond any common sense and have been already discussed numerous times so I wouldn’t perhaps introduce anything new on this subject
This sounds familiar: http://www.microstockdiaries.com/shutterstock-and-tax.html
fortunately envato is not a US based company
Seems that company is Australian based as well. The company name is Challenging Tomorrow Pty Ltd. Judging from their linkedin profile, headquarters are based in Melbourne. And still, this doesn’t make it any clearer none of the concerns raised so far by community. They have their own model which differs from Envato one and cannot be compared as such.
I still cannot reply to that post it just throws me on top of the forum
If not, try changing 26 to 27.
CodingJack saidRIght now you can still post a reply with this link: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/important-information-for-us-authors/144314?page=26&reply=0#post_reply_guidelines
It’s only not working for me in the “US Tax” thread. I can post a reply on all other threads. Conspiracy?
(I changed page = 28 to 26 and it works).