# I sell for 29\$ and I get only 7,79\$ ?

Hi,

Trying to understand what happen on my account, I sale an item for 29\$, and get only 7,79\$ in my earnings. Around 75% for Envato. Hey guys maybe you can offer me a beer on your Yatch when you come in the French Saint-Tropez no ?

Hey there. Check out this Help Article. It will answer pretty much all your questions.

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I already read it, but, maybe my mathematics are too old, but can you explain me why :

What you say : 29-(29*0,375) = 18,125\$
The reality after a sale : 29\$ = 7,79\$

There is 10,335\$ in space ?

Youâre mathâs not off, youâre forgetting about other fees. Check this link. It will explain exactly how the final price is reached. Itâs not just the equation you used.

Cheers mate! Get a beer for me too if you find one!

Yes, I forgot the 5\$ fee, let me try again

29-5-(24*0,375) = 15\$

Yeah, I calcul the same amount that you show me on this page :

But again, I earned 7,79\$ (in my balance), and not 15\$âŠ so why please ?

Donât give up, weâll win our beer for sureâŠ

Check your statement page. You probably had a portion withheld for taxes? Did you fill out your tax form?

Hi,
Yes I think I fill a form for non-us author few month ago, maybe more than one year. I already contact the support for this problem, and fill the form I remember.

What does it say on your statement page?

Sorry, but for me itâs completely incomprehensibleâŠ

Yep, youâre having 30% of your earnings withheld for taxes after all. The normal for Spain is 5% and it should only apply to sales from the United States, so clearly something is wrong with your tax form or you didnât submit a valid tax ID number in it.

Go to your settings > tax information and do it over again.

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Iâm not in Spain, but in France (I am under VPN if you say that for my location). I Will check this form again. But I seen 0% for France right ?

Oh, apologies then. It is indeed 0% for France. All the rates are published on the Help center :

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Just filled the form again, and I think it seems not workingâŠ I get a confirmation message, but the form stay here.
I did the same more than one year ago.
Could you check with the specific team for that please ? And let me know if itâs in process or not ?
âŠ And another big questionâŠ after validation, what about my previous sales taxed for nothing ?

They are not for nothing if you had not preciously validated your Tax Information.

( ( Item Price - Buyer fee ) - TAX ) - Author fee = Your Earning
If you filled w-8 form with your tax information then TAX will be based on your country US Tax Treaties. If form submitted but not provided tax information then tax will be 30% for all of your sales. Already calculated tax will remian same, there will be no effect your form submission on already calculated tax. You can email taxinfo@envato.com if you need to discuss it further.

You can only benefit from a double taxation treaty if you provide your foreign tax-id in the the W-8 form. No foreign tax id = 30% US Royalty Withholding Tax on US sales.

And how to do when you have a French Company without tax ID ?
There is a company type in France named : âAuto-Entrepreneurâ without tax idâŠ

So Americans take Taxe on my work in France ? LOLâŠ Why ?

These are questions your accountant can answer with far more detail than we can!

Salut lâami,

I am from France, and yes, I was shocked when saw this tax withdraw for my first sale here. So I quickly checked how to properly fill a W8 form , and now my taxes are 0%.
You only really need to enter you Foreign Tax ID which is in fact your numĂ©ro fiscal.

I found excellent information here: http://uprooted-deracine.blogspot.com/2016/03/comment-remplir-le-formulaire-w-8-ben.html

You can contact me by private message if you have any questions.

YeahâŠ Câest pas comme si on Ă©tait pas dĂ©jĂ  taxĂ© en FranceâŠ En gros tu bosses dans le vide parce que les ricains se croient encore les rois du globe. Faudrait que quelquâun leur prĂ©sente les Chineses un de ces 4âŠ
Fin bref, thanks pour lâinfo, le âalien, non-USâ mâa bien fait rire, jâai renseignĂ© un numĂ©ro sur le W8, mais comme dit plus haut, sur un status AE certains nâont pas de Tax IDâŠ

Thanks all, for your informations and support, Iâm still disappointed because I didnât get any beer, but now I know who have mineâŠ Am going to check Trump to get it !