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Thomas M.
10-30-2008, 03:45 AM
I just wonder whether it's worth to go through all the tax hassle and how much you'll get in the end. So far I guess it's 50/50, but what remains after the tax stuff? Any germans who did this?

Cheers
Thomas

Bliz
10-30-2008, 05:01 PM
I looked a couple of years ago and didn't bother. As I recal you download a form and then have to fax it to America, wait a few weeks for the response...

...I just thought I'd wait until there was a European equivilent.

kopperdrake
10-30-2008, 05:35 PM
I looked into it and figured it wasn't worth the hassle. Not sure how the renderosity market is in comparison though - I had an email from them a month or so ago but not looked into it yet.

Thomas M.
11-03-2008, 01:05 AM
Thanks guys, but is there nobody else with some experience? I wonder how much I'll get after the tax issue in %.

Cheers
Thomas

zapper1998
11-03-2008, 01:27 AM
there is allot of web sites other than turbosquid that sell 3D models...
I can not think of any right now but i haave seen a few other web sites that I think aare better than TS anyways...

starbase1
11-03-2008, 05:43 AM
I tried to get set up for Vue a while back and gave up in complete frustration at the experience. Utterly unresponsive to emails, and all their docs assumed I was a US tax payer.

With that response to get me on board, I doubt they will be any more efficient at handing over the cash...

Nick

Matt
11-03-2008, 06:54 AM
Google reveals:

http://www.3dexport.com/

http://www.modelbank.com/

http://www.the3dstudio.com

http://market.renderosity.com/

http://www.exchange3d.com

http://www.3d02.com/

Not used any of them.

Bought a lap top model from TurboSquid once though, pretty painless, and the model was excellent.

Personally, I''ve never had anything worth selling.

Titus
11-03-2008, 08:28 AM
I just wonder whether it's worth to go through all the tax hassle and how much you'll get in the end. So far I guess it's 50/50, but what remains after the tax stuff? Any germans who did this?

Cheers
Thomas

You have to go into adminsitrative hassle only if you want to benefit from some tax treaty. Otherwise just ask them to pay you as a non-US resident no documents and you don't have to send any paper. This way they keep 50% for royalties and an extra 30% for taxes (for sales inside the US), leaving you 30% of your original sales.

archijam
11-03-2008, 08:48 AM
50%
30%
leaving you 30% of your original sales.

:confused:

Titus
11-03-2008, 09:03 AM
:confused:

You have 100 apples, your partner takes 50% leaving 50 apples.
Then the king's treasurer takes 30% of those 50 apples, you have 35 apples left. :D

Red_Oddity
11-03-2008, 10:03 AM
So if we pay 30% taxes to the US as Europeans, do we also have to pay the 20% VAT in our own country aswell? Or can we reclaim the 30% US VAT and then only pay the 20% EU VAT?

Titus
11-03-2008, 10:38 AM
So if we pay 30% taxes to the US as Europeans, do we also have to pay the 20% VAT in our own country aswell? Or can we reclaim the 30% US VAT and then only pay the 20% EU VAT?

They have TAX treaties with several countries, so you can claim your US taxes, or at least part of it. But you have to send personal info to Uncle Sam via TS.

But you only pay US tax if the buyer is inside the US, checking my account, last year only had to pay $1.75 to IRS.