Regardless of your plan, as an independent seller with elopage, you pay transfer fees and service fees for each transaction in accordance with our price matrix.
If you also employ affiliates (publishers) or have joint venture partners, their commission is deducted from your earnings and is cashed out by us directly to your affiliates and partners.
Since associated tax questions arise again and again, we have created an overview for sellers that shows what is taxed by whom and when.
Are the transfer fees and service fees subject to any further taxes?
All of our fees are net. Depending on the tax configuration, VAT may also be applied.
You are based in a non-EU country, for example Switzerland, in this case, no additional taxes are applied.
You are based in Germany and are subject to VAT, in this case, German taxes are applied.
Do my affiliates and joint venture partners also pay VAT?
First of all: These earnings must be taxed. How exactly, depends on the situation of the respective affiliate or joint venture partner. Your affiliate / joint venture partner can either be:
- Subject to VAT or
- exempt from paying VAT.
They set this themselves in their profile. This then determines the amount of the cashout.
Your affiliate / joint venture partner is subject to VAT
In this case, we will pay them the commission you set in full. They must then pay the VAT to the tax office independently.
Your affiliate / joint venture partner is exempt from paying VAT
We tax the commission amount you received and pay your affiliate / JV partner the amount minus taxes.
More information about your affiliates / publishers can be found here: FAQ about publisher commissions.