Why worry about VAT in the past if you were not VAT registered? If you were not VAT registered but were legally required to be then yes, you should be worried as you broke the law. lol But, if you were not registered for VAT I can’t see why people would be worried about it. I see so much misunderstanding on this forum about VAT.
maybe because it’s a difference if EU authors are direct sellers or Envato is the direct seller. And Envato argues since a while that the authors have always been the seller (against what the reality shows).
from Envato’s Blog Post
EU buyers who provide a valid EU VAT number as well as buyers who confirm their country is not located in the EU will not be charged VAT on Envato Market. For EU non-business buyers, we will add VAT based on the rate in their country of residence to the list price of the item(s) at time of purchase.raises some questions regarding EU buyers without (valid) VAT# and authors are the sellers:
For EU authors, we’ll be managing the EU VAT compliance (i.e. collection, record keeping, invoicing, remittance, and so on) for sales made to non-business buyers through Envato Market.
1. will Envato collect VAT from EU buyers if EU author is a VAT registered “company”?
2. will Envato collect VAT from EU buyers if EU author is not a VAT registered “company”?
3. will Envato collect VAT from EU buyers from non-EU business authors?
4. is there a possibility that a non EU author is not a business and will Envato collect VAT from EU buyers from these non-EU non-business authors?
ad 1) should bey YES
ad 2) should be NO, because European Small Business Companies need not necessarily be VAT registered
ad 3) should be YES
ad 4) ???
hmmmm…. first of all, thanks rexavarts
if Envato issues invoices in our name with our company data and VAT details and regards buyers VAT# (UID) for Reverse Charge (VAT less) transactions
- we have to provide every single buyers VAT# (UID) on our “Zusammenfassende Meldung” for the finance?
- we got all the information to proof validity of VAT# and Company information?
lg aus Wien
and additional: the sellers (envato or authors) have to validate buyers VAT# and given buyers company information against (be)for(e) each time an invoice will be accounted to the buyer
KrownThemes saidwhich VAT? if our only contract partner was Envato, there was no need to account VAT? but if we were the direct sellers we couldn’t account VAT because we didn’t know who our buyers were (EU non-EU, VAT registered? VAT#, ....)
-if you had to pay VAT until 2015 you had to pay VAT and you should have payed it.. It was always like this – if your country requires you to pay VAT, you should have payed VAT for $XXXX you earned (i’m talking about the % commission). From now on Envato will pay VAT, but until now every authors should have payed VAT (if applicable of course – in our country you only have to pay it if you reach a certain amount of earnings and if you are selling to EU – at least this was how it was until now).
revaxarts saidor you decide voluntarily for VAT even if you’re below the limits
Cocomero saidYes, I have a registered company and have to pay VAT (UsT)
Have you got a registered company? Are you registered to VAT?
If you are registered to VAT then what is the limit of income which you can achieve without need to pay any VAT (in Poland $50 000)It’s € 30.000 per year (~ $ 37.400)
btw. I’m from Austria too
but you’re not even permitted to sell your items elsewhere.the same items – other items can be sold anywhere else
it’s like exclusive item on Envato not exclusive Envato author