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Hi guys, thanks for comments and questions overnight — I’ve tried to address some of the more common ones below. I’ll be checking in again tomorrow (Oz time) to answer what I can then.
Hmm you know! We are still waiting…
I’m sorry but it looks like you don’t have answers to these questions.
LubosVolovar saidI share your thoughts +1
Let’s change the WordPress theme requirements – after hundreds of angry/reasonable messages from authors – ok we will move phase 2 to a later date.
Let’s change our support policy – after hundreds of angry/reasonable messages from authors – hmm, we will need more time to do a further investigation.
Let’s change our market model / VAT / taxes policy – after hundreds of angry/reasonable messages from authors – need timeout, will get back to you maybe later this month.
THe problem with this is the majority of businesses in the EU are not vat registered (I am not) as it’s a lot of hassle,and in the UK authors don’t have to be registered till we sell £70k / $140k per annum, basically this is just a (upto) 20% increase in fees, also authors then need to calculate and pay our vat bill per month, but as FinalDestiny said, we don’t actually sell anything so this will get complicated.
If the author is the seller then we need to know the following for every sale:
- buyer name - buyer address - buyer vat number (if applicable)
An author will then have to record every sale they make and mark it as vat applicable or not, for someone like themepunch selling thousands per month then it’s going to add a lot of time to their day to do all this.
If the author isn’t VAT registered then they can’t charge it (in the UK), so if I was to want to sell items on here I would have to become VAT registered which then means I would need to do it in my freelance business, which then adds another 20% to my customers. Will there be a system in place to manage this? If there isn’t then the author and you (envato) could be breaking the law in multiple countries).Collis you’re trying to position envato as a mediator in a sale but it’s rubbish, the authors receive a commission for any sales, so you are the ones who need to pay the VAT and also sort the accounting issues out, don’t try and palm it on authors who mostly are single authors with limited income.You’re going down a very slippy slope as this will have massive repurcusions for the small part time authors.