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themac says

For European authors – I think there is no VAT problem – you should only pay taxes from income. Am I right?
additional to income taxes you have to pay/account/state VAT for each incoming/outgoing invoice if you’re owner of an official VAT# and you have handle each outgoing invoice different regarding who and where the buyer is living and monthly you have to report the financial government these inner EU-VATless (ReverseCharge) incomings (but not in own country) each seperated on a form called “recapitulative statement” (German: “Zusammenfassende Meldung”)- the more inner-EU-VAT purchases you have the more you have to report, each line contains VAT number of buyer and price
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themac says

I think this whole thread directs to nowhere

envato tells us that we are the direct sellers to our buyers

... but author doesn’t know anything about the buyer and inverted. So how can a direct buying happen without any information from the buyer for the author to handle possible VAT for the needed invoices or the buyer has no nowledge about author’s bussiness circumstances to get exact purchase information

envato reports whole turnover (reduced by buyers fee) to IRS

I’m not an US citizen, but this looks like “let’s tell the US government ‘author get paid with $1000’ while we (envato) really paid $50 and author’s fee was about $950 – just for the accounting books” (it’s a bit exaggerated, I know)
authors never had the chance to pay their fees, fees were never accounted to the author, there are no invoices and payment requests – and no one can tell anybody how to pay their invoices (from which bank account, online payment …) .....

at the end

both issues, author-buyer relationship, author fees in IRS reports can be realized for sure, look at ebay -> direct seller/buyer contact with the possibility to handle VAT and other issues including invoices for buyers, reversals a.s.o. and after a purchase is done ebay accounts their fees (maybe by debit or invoice …) on monthy basis.

I’ve written “can be realized” – but now envato handles these issues totally conversely, so all of their points can’t be enforced until the bussiness model will be changed hardly. It this will cause a lot of work by envato and the authors too (not only the invoicing, authors have to proof buyers data before exposing an invoice) an it means time and so the prices will be adapted too – I think this would be too much effort for envato at the other hand and authors at the other hand. Either envato checks buyers background, so authors don’t have to – but as long the authors are the sellers it’s in the end their responsibilty to make sue buyer data are correct – or authors make these checks but then buyers have to wait until they get the okay for the purchase

big disadvantages for all parties

that were my 200€cent :)
rgds
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themac says

WOW, well done :)

congrats
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themac says

If Collis’ post is correct then Envato don’t pay the sales tax (or take it from the item cost), the author would need to take it from their earnings (but then they would need to know the location of each buyer).
not only their location, they need official customer data (business, private, VAT# if any, ...)
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themac says

if it’s really the case that authors are selling directly to the buyers a lot of issues has to be considered.

used in these examples Item-price now $10.- and payed “directly” from buyer to author

Author is a taxable “company” in EU with a valid VAT#

  • EU buyer – non company
    has to be charged by the author with $10,- taxes are included and has to be payed by author
  • EU buyer – same country with valid VAT#
    has to be charged by the author with $10,- taxes are included and has to be payed by author
  • EU buyer – other country – company with valid VAT# (Reverse Charge)
    has to be charged by the author with $8.33 (20% author in UK, AT, FR, EE, BG)
    or $8.70 (15% author in LU)
    or $8.00 (25% author in SE, DK, HR)
    or $7.87 (27% author in HU)
  • non EU buyer – non company
    has to be charged by the author with $10,- taxes are included and has to be payed by author
  • non EU buyer – verifiable company
    has to be charged by the author between $7.87 and $8.70

EU Author without a valid VAT#

  • any buyer has to be charged with $10.- – no VAT included and not to pay by author (but reported if it’s over a limit)

so the shown prices should be adapted regarding buyer’s AND author’s circumstances

don’t think that’s really applicable

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themac says

:) nice video, like it :)

@contrastblack Grüße aus Hernals
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themac says

Hi,

I’ve read previous super long thread fairly full and this thread partly, maybe my issues are already mentioned

In my portfolio there are some lower priced items where I get between $3,95 and $4,95

that’s okay, and I’m supporting these items though, but sometimes I think “please take your money and don’t ask again” ;) – but solved any issues, even if it costs some time

codecanyon’s PHP items are depending on so many things and every server and case of usage is different and if these really low priced items have to be supported by rule … I think this isn’t worth and that fair

Outside the marketplace customers will get just three minutes for those $4,95 from me (while I’m charging with every beginning 30 minutes)

don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to spend time in my items, but in my case (for example) the invested time won’t be compensated when I’m comparing to my usual hourly rates – but that’s okay

and I’m happy to improve, extend and bug fixing my items too – and if there’re questions I’m happy to answer
when support is part of the price and prominent announced I think there’re would be much mor questions ..

so if the support ist mandatory for 6 month AND with the same item price I’m not that amused

that’s my 2 cents
thx for reading my confusedness :)
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themac says


Hey guys, as an icon designer I’m also frustrated, but I can understand that envato wants to keep it going with today’s design trends, the old ones was good but they been really outdated they spent a lot of time on this big new badges(i think), and they do look good in big size, and there is no way they will going to redo them just because this thread was created.

But anyway I’m surprised how designers have not thought of redrawing all badges into smaller-more simple version, they just took the big badges and shrink them into 32×32 pixel and kept all the unnecessary details, a quickie.

In this situation is only 1 way is possible to do, without redrawing big badges and keep the way as it is, first is to shrink it into smaller size like 24×24 and they can be 3 per row under user, keep the paws with color range as it was before, and redraw all badges(for small version) into flat and much more simple style, who needs little glow-stars and unnecessary lines on little badge, it looks like visual garbage.

I had around free 40 min and i made some experiment, this is not the same as it was before but might be still better then it is now, what you think about it? > http://cl.ly/image/1L2Q3p3N0o1B —-
Hi @Lazy, great to see your feedback. The one size SVG that fits all was really tricky to work with.
I don’t think that there’s a great need to create the SVGs fitting all sizes, because mainly they are used with the dimensions 32×32 (except the badges page itself, but that shouldn’t be a problem)
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themac says
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themac says

thanks for the hint

rgds

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