I think envato might want to re-work the affiliate program. Envato Market is the only website on the internet that claims they will send the taxes to the government for you. But remember, we have write offs and deductions on those earnings plus envato really has no standing to make these decisions… Governments do not care about envato, in the end it will be the IRS asking ME for the money, not envato market. So why does envato have tax withholdings? Well, i dont want to rely on that if im pulling in 50k in commissions a year. Thats a really bad way to do business. In fact, it would be flat out stupid for me to rely on this.
Its not really envato’s position to play government and send earnings to local governments because there are deductions available for their earning, especially being based in Australia. Not to be mean, but USA has much higher standards and rules than Australia. Even though i made commissions, i refused to give envato my social because they dont need it.
I would really like to promote some of these themes in the future. I get emails from authors all the time. I hope you guys understand this post. In the end, everyone wants to make money and provide good content. We are all here to help others and make money! But the structure of this program really hinders that. I hope you guys in the future will change it.