Posts by digitalscience

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digitalscience says


If this system is from beginning as they say it is they pay (in my opinion) far less taxes. So… if they say “ok, ok we are the sellers” then envato is in violation and the top dogs go by by for a lot of years or pay humangus fines which could bring envato to there knees. In the other case we all go by by and again envato goes down.

Yeah! +1

I don’t care about future VAT… I care about “past” VAT which should be paid.

So what are you guys implying.. authors might have to pay back VAT from the beginning of time? That’s crazy, that could financial end people! Look I think this is a new law, they’re doing it in my country too with on-line martketplaces, the law starts from now on… e-commerce was kinda a free tax zone, now it’s become more regulated and governments want more control, they’re not going to go back in time.

4806 posts Interactive Design
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digitalscience says


Please use images! There is nothing worse than buying a shiny new theme and finding dull grey boxes all over it. All the best selling themes have images. There are tons of free image sites. Use them!

What are you talking about?! Why do you need images?! You have your own content!

We are using heavily blurred images, not placeholders though, but it’s the same thing. DUH! Of course images aren’t included..

Yeh I thought everyone was using placeholders… the best is to just post links to where the images are available for purchase.. TBH never had someone complain about the images not being included.

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digitalscience says


I’m sure Envato Support can remove that rating.
Not going to happen. Ever.

:crying:

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digitalscience says

A fear and not fair ;) Well if you mentioned preview images are not included, then the buyer is being unreasonable, I’m sure Envato Support can remove that rating.

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digitalscience says

^ I think some are being overly paranoid about this… sure if you sold products on your own website you’d be liable to pay VAT on every purchase… but on Envato we don’t know who our buyers are, and we can’t set prices.. also Envato has stated they’ll add VAT – so not our problem.

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digitalscience says



What if your tax office comes to you and asks you to prove that you are not the seller? And then they want to see the ToS, which state that the authors are the sellers? In my country and others the burden of proof rests upon the tax paying citizen. It won’t be as easy for everyone.
Before they even check Envato’s T&C’s.. they’ll check your bank statement.. and all they will see is one monthly payment from Envato.. and not 100’s of payments from multiple buyers.. therefore they’ll conclude that someone else is selling directly to your buyers. Also Envato says in writing they’ll handle VAT.. so clearly they are selling direct to buyers, and authors are just earning commission. What the tax office will look at most is the money flow – that’s most important, and not what it says in T&C’s… so honestly authors shouldn’t worry.

You know that if you operate as a business and regularly receive money from one company you have to have some legal contract or something of that kind. Sure they will see your bank statement but they have to know how you got this money. Did you write an invoice to Envato? Sure you didn’t so did you sold something or is it a loan? In this case we have TOS and that is what they are going to look at and what is written there? That you are the seller :) And then will start the trouble.

And in VAT case for EU authors, just because in your bank account money came from Australian bank doesn’t mean that you don’t have to pay VAT. If I’m a buyer and I live in Europe with bank account in Australian bank, I still would have to Pay VAT if I buy something from you. So such payment doesn’t prove anything to tax office. They have to see TOS, because you don’t have any other proof, you don’t have invoices written to customers, you don’t have anything except the TOS.

Then just show them this part were Envato states they’ll add the VAT.. by the way when someone says “our prices” and “we’ll add applicable VAT” it means they are the seller :) My point is TOS is just some words which can be taken out of context, what the Tax Office will look at is what is happening in reality, such as who has power to add VAT, who is receiving buyer payments, how author is being paid etc.

Our prices, as quoted on Envato Market, will be exclusive of VAT. At the time of purchase, we will add the applicable VAT to consumer (non-business) buyers based on the rate in their country of residence.
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digitalscience says

^ Thanks Adrien :)

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digitalscience says

I’m looking for a collection of video presentation sound fx to go with animations – something that works with showing animated graphs, and scene transition sounds, like “swooshes” ” clicks” “beeps”

Are there any packs that have this? Can’t seem to find anything, thanks!

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digitalscience says

double post

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digitalscience says

At the end of the day if sales are not coming people will leave, or move on to new things. That will not be good for anyone.
Well the sales must be going somewhere… I would say they’re being dispersed. I think those missing sales are going to authors with newer uploads.. that trending feature definitely helps boost sales, so if some people are seeing a spike in sales, then others will be seeing a drop in sales. And usually people keep quiet when they’re selling well, and only comment when they’re seeing a drop.
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