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quicky says

I saw this discussion on another site, has anyone else heard of it?....

How Will Envato Handle the EU VAT Tax for Digital Goods?

I’ve recently been made aware of the new VAT tax that will affect businesses that sell “digital goods” to consumers that are located in the European Union.

After reading through numerous confusing articles, I think it all means that (as of January 1, 2015) regardless of the seller’s location, you need to be VAT registered in every EU country that you sell to (even if you’re located outside of the EU), charge your buyers the VAT tax that applies to their country (and the tax %’s vary per country), report via tax return and pay the tax to each respective country that a buyer has made sales to, and collect two pieces of evidence per sale that proves the buyers location, and keep these records for 10 years.

This also only affects business-to-consumer sales, not business-to-business. However, if you are selling to a business in the EU, they have to prove they are a business by providing you with their VAT number and then you don’t have to collect or report the VAT tax.

That’s too much for my one-woman-show of a small business to want to deal with. Someone please correct me if I have misunderstood, and have more information. It’s all very confusing. What are your thoughts?
How does this affect sales at Envato? Will Envato keep track of this, charge and report this tax for us sellers? Since we sellers get monthly payouts, we don't really see the location of our buyers. If it's up to us to keep track of and report, will we be able to block sales to certain countries in the future?
For reference, here are some articles that I discovered concerning the issue:
http://www.taxamo.com/new-vat-rules-digital-goods/ http://everydaydesigner.net/industry/sole-traders-digital-products-and-eu-vat-reform http://rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2014/10/13/the-horrible-implications-of-the-eu-vat-place-of-supply-change/
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quicky says

Might be world cup. When the UK olympics were on everything to do with London 2012 Olympics etc was Copyright, TM and locked down tighter than anything.

You would be surprised what simple words people copyright and TM now.

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quicky says

I had a couple (anonomous ones) on an item I had had 5 stars for (and my best seller). They gave one star which knocks down the rating but without giving a reason why or letting you know if they needed help or it was just someone doing it out of spite.

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quicky says

anonomous ratings just seem a little bit open to abuse.

http://graphicriver.net/item/collectable-card-game-template-pack/reviews/5528121

got a review from someone whoi bought by item. They one from someone I have not got the foggiets about. (anonomous).

On other sites sometimes you seem to get marked down by non genuine people. It just makes a mockery of the system so I tend to ignore them.

There are some other sites I use where when you rate you have to fill in quite a huge form to explain the reasons for the ratings. this stops the people deliberately marking down as you have to justify the rating. these are then assessed by reviewers is they seem deliberately degrading.

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quicky says

Hi, Cheers for that, the email just said ‘You can reply to this email to respond’.

It’s the first time someone has asked me a direct Question like this so was not sure if (like other sites) you have to reply form inside you Envato profile to them.

Cheers for the help

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quicky says

Someone has bought one of my items and has asked a question….

__ just sent you a message from your marketplace profile.

How do you reply to them if all you get on there profile is just a name?

Cheers for any help

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quicky says

Are their any rules on vector and layer masks in psd files. In the past I have always used layer masks, especially with really complicated intricate designs, but I have had the situation where the accessor would not allow the designs unless they were vector masks. (impossible in some circumstances).

I tried explaining this but still have to make the other elements into vector masks. This was so others can edits them. Surely if they have the knowledge to edit vector masks they have the knowledge to create layer masks as well.

It just seems a strage way to have to do it for really complicated designs like patterns on things or was I just unlucky with my accessor.

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quicky says

Breeds Pink fluffy Ninja bunny rabbits for use by secret intelligence agencies….

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quicky says

Maybe add a few more elements and examples. Have a look on envato for some other mascot creators. I know some will look like they are quite simple but I have found that most give a lot of options or variants.

e.g. http://graphicriver.net/item/family-mascot-pack/5416768?WT.ac=portfolio&WT.seg_1=portfolio&WT.z_author=quicky

(and check you spellings)

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quicky says

sometime you get crazy reviews…

Sometime they even seems to be a bit spiteful Had a couple of 5’s on one item then someone anonomously come on and give a 1.

Rating dont mean much unless your shopping by using them In reality people should look at a product and read the supplied info, but some never will.

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