Something envato should look into I think
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Is this no longer maintained?
So been on my country tax authorities, and go figure after being re directed to a phd financial. Well long story short what you guys do with the invoices in Portugal goes near no value at all. She raised me the question without knowing the previous way of handling things on envato, why doesn’t the company just process all that themselves then pay you at the end of the month, which you can declare as a service provided to an australian company?
Do you know how easy this would be, I think for almost everyone here?
Well, so, if Envato surprisingly became PLATFORM, and we are not providers but SELLERS, could you please unlock our ability to set PRICES for out items, as all this words mean? For example, you can easily set up minimum price, and we can decided will we follow this price or set it higher? What do you think, Collis?
My opinion here is that the strict pricing set by envato is still a good measure. It sets a standard across the website. Your idea though would be the best if they were to go for a ‘free’ pricing solution but I really think it helps us and the buyers to have these pricing restrictions.
Thanks for your answers Collis, a bit more clear what you guys are trying to do, although there are a few issues with the approach you guys are taking, if you could answer to these would be great:
1- The current approach is currently non sustainable for starter authors or part time authors who just make a few works here. This because for example in Portugal we have to create a company to be able to declare these invoices and expenses to the tax authorities. Did you guys think of this? Many authors of this type are fleeing away because of this
2- Ok VAT is collected by envato and completely falls on your side. Still have the doubt of what about sales on other places than the UE? Is that also handled by envato? If so that’s great news but we need to have proof of that.
3- Is that legal that you process invoices in my name without a agreement of my part?
Thanks for any reply to this, I know you guys want the best for everyone but this is still very confusing and you guys should have provided some more in deep explanations about this, I’m amazed on the low level of information you provided with these announcements
Would also be great to have someone from Envato here helping us out and answering our concerns in one of their most critical time for their company. Seems like they’re taking this lightly.
It’s just nerve wrecking Collis, having a complete change in how sales are reported with a 2 days notice. Make things straight simple for authors again and you’ll see envato thrive
Maybe all will be fine?
I surely would hope so. But with these last statements I don’t think envato is in the right direction to keep its authors. More attention to buyers and to envato itself, there’s already a wave of authors deleting accounts, and moving to other places…
It’s starting to hit the fan ^^
Dear envato team, isn’t it clear? This is adding complexity to your authors, a lot of it. Yes you guys are handling the VAT, which you can shake your hands off with. But our side is now a nightmare scenario. My taxes cost in Portugal will raise exponentially, I’ll most probably have to create a company because of this, and I’ll have to pray because I wasn’t able to work all this in the 2 days notice you guys gave us. So I’m “making” invoices without having the proper permissions to, so how the hell will I declare these sales? I won’t cause I can’t I’ll have to hope I don’t get a tax inspection.
Adding to this you can’t just put yourselves as a platform position, but this has already been said quite a lot
But overall good work envato… It’s not that every author here is now looking for other marketplaces to sell or anything. I hope you guys can handle this since I’m a great fan of yours and love to develop for this marketplace, but with the way this is heading I’m really afraid