Russian Value Added Tax (VAT/НДС) is a tax imposed by the Russian Government on certain goods and services purchased by people located in Russia. Digital goods and services are included under this.
Envato’s platform, our online Marketplace which allows authors to sell to anyone in the world, is considered to be a digital service that Authors pay for as part of their Author Fees. This means that Russian VAT will be applied to Russian Author Fees each month.
Russian VAT will apply to all Russian Author Fees from the 16th November, 2020 at a rate of 16.67%. This will apply to both businesses and individuals, even if you’re not registered for VAT in Russia.
What does this mean for my earnings?
If you’re registered for VAT in Russia, there should not be much of an overall difference in your earnings. Envato will be supplying all Russian Authors with a compliant VAT invoice so that you can declare all relevant sales on your VAT return, and claim a tax adjustment for any VAT charged.
You’ll also be able to see VAT on your statement page, which you can access through your account settings, for all sales completed from the 16th November, 2020.
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