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JayPDC
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I was just wondering if anyone here can shed any light on how online sales work with regards to Tax as I’ve noticed some other sites do things differently… here’s an example;

Another Stock Graphic/Photography site allows it’s users to sell their work but you MUST fill in an appropriate Tax form and also if your a non US resident, they require the user to also apply for a Tax Identification Number (TIN) with the america IRS?

What I wanted to know was, is this is a requirement from all online stock platforms or is it different for each site as I’ve yet to see anything on envato that REQUIRES the user to fill out such forms?

I’m all for paying my tax but it seems some sites make it more complicated than others especially if your being paid in $ and do not live in the USA?

Just curious to know what people think or how envato users work? Do you just declare your own income from envato in your own country? Or have I missed a section where I need to fill out forms?

Thanks

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Blinn
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Tax forms are an absolute nightmare, especially for someone who’s never filed one before.

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It’s not all that bad in the end. It might seem really complicated and confusing at first, but once you find out the tax regulations for your country it is pretty do-able. It heavily depends on where you live though. Please seek advise with a good local accountant.

For most European countries, there is a VAT of 0% on Envato items since they are based in Australia. But once again, just contact a local tax guy to be sure of this:)

In my country I only pay a certain percentage of income tax(up to 52% :( ) over my Envato earnings but absolutely zero VAT. I only have to download the .csv file of all my monthly earnings through the earnings page and send them all to my accountant at the end of the year and he will do the rest.

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I would very STRONGLY advise speaking with an accountant or getting some software that’ll help you with this, never take anyone’s advice online as fact with regards to tax processes as if they’re wrong YOU are at fault…

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ThemeProvince
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Hire an accountant or pay full tax rate :)

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Hire an accountant or pay full tax rate :)

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JayPDC
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Hire an accountant or pay full tax rate :)

Like I said, I’ve no problems paying my taxes…. I’m just not sure how this works as Envato has yet to point me towards a Tax Form they way other sites do which is part of my main question?

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JayPDC
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I would very STRONGLY advise speaking with an accountant or getting some software that’ll help you with this, never take anyone’s advice online as fact with regards to tax processes as if they’re wrong YOU are at fault…

Hi, No I’d never take Tax advice from anyone other than a professional, what I’m asking is do I need to fill out any forms here on Envato the same way sites like Dreamstime make you do or does Enavto work differently?... i.e. work away and sort all the relevant Tax Forms yourself off the site?

The reason I ask is because other sites allow you to sell, but when it comes to cashing in your balance they block it until you complete their Tax Forms which THEY then send to the relevant authorities?

Thanks

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You don’t need to fill out any forms here on Envato.

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aron66
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It’s not all that bad in the end. It might seem really complicated and confusing at first, but once you find out the tax regulations for your country it is pretty do-able. It heavily depends on where you live though. Please seek advise with a good local accountant.

For most European countries, there is a VAT of 0% on Envato items since they are based in Australia. But once again, just contact a local tax guy to be sure of this:)

In my country I only pay a certain percentage of income tax(up to 52% :( ) over my Envato earnings but absolutely zero VAT. I only have to download the .csv file of all my monthly earnings through the earnings page and send them all to my accountant at the end of the year and he will do the rest.

Why 0% vat on these envato files? I live in EU also. Where can I get more info about it? I would like to know. What do I have to tell to my accountant to look around if its 0% for me?

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