In your affiliate program, you can determine yourself whether the publisher commission is calculated from the
- net amount (payment amount minus VAT and minus elopage fees)
- or from the gross amount (payment amount).
define the commission calculation
- Call up the affiliate program and click on "edit" or create a new affiliate program.
- Change the setting.
If you activate the "Publisher commission from the gross amount," the publisher commission will be calculated from the amount paid. This can vary depending on the product type for different customer types (company or consumer) and buyer country.
If this is not activated, it will be calculated from the net amount that remains after deduction of the elopage fees and any taxes that may be incurred.
In the tax template for your product, you will receive information about which tax rate is calculated or if no tax is calculated.
You can see the calculation base in the transfer details of the respective payment.
- price: 230 euros (gross)
- included VAT: 36.72 euros (19%)
- elopage fees: 9.22 euros (net)
=> publisher's commission from the net amount: 50% = 230 - 36.72 - 9.22 = 184.06 * 50% = 92.03 euros (net)
=> publisher's commission from the gross amount: 50% from 230 euros = 115 euros (net)
cashout of the commission:
The same tax regulations apply to the cashout as to the payments made by your customers, i.e.
- the tax rate of the country that your publisher entered in their account will be used.
- it's taken into account whether the publisher is liable to pay VAT in his country or not and whether the ReverseCharge procedure applies.
The calculation base for the payout amount is the net commission amount, which is calculated according to the calculation scheme you have chosen.
If your publisher is liable to pay VAT, he receives the net commission amount plus VAT.
For example in Germany he would receive:
- publisher's commission from the net amount:
- 109.52 euros (gross) => 92.03 euros (net) plus 19% VAT) or
- publisher's commission from the gross amount:
- 136.85 euros (gross) => 115 euros (net) plus 19% VAT)
If he is not liable to pay VAT, he will receive the net commission amount.