so I get the whole Patreon VAT system, it collects VAT beforehand and passes it to the authorities before I see a dime of it. Now I’ve talked to my tax advisor and he talked with lots of other people, and we have this problem:
They need to connect the VAT collected in my name to some numbers where it has been paid to the German fiscal system. Basically
- which tax office in Germany has the amount been paid to
- which name and tax identification number has been used
…and this for every month. Basically, Patreon has to pay the VAT in a way that says “X € come from this guy, Y € come from that other guy”, it can’t be a bulk amount so there has to be some resolve somewhere. I know how to see how much € has been paid as VAT to Germany, France etc. in my account, but when Patreon pays the VAT, they’d need to list how that amount comes to pass as well.
If I cannot supply this information, I’ll have to pay VAT twice because someone on either end does not properly handle things. With the amount of money that I’m earning, this would be an insane amount of wasted money.