We held a stream today! Did you enjoy the show?
Hello again everyone! We’ve got some great news!
We’ve retooled our Patreon once again! If you’ve been keeping up with us on Twitter and Facebook this week, you would have been able to weigh in on the upcoming changes we had in store. Now they’ve been implemented! Though… does that mean you can’t weigh in? Certainly not! Please! If you subscribe to us, or are thinking about it, certainly give us your opinion! We’d love to hear it.
Why retool again?
We found many of the reward tiers that we had set up became difficult to keep up with, especially since we got hit hard with that sickness. We also didn’t think it was fair to have so much content behind a wall people couldn’t see! What a turn off! Hopefully this opens up accessibility for you guys while allowing us a greater frequency of maintenance! And, who’s to say? Maybe a few of those rewards might come back someday!
COMICS RESUME UPDATING ON MONDAY!
We weren’t kidding when we said this plague was just that. A month later and finally a sense of normalcy has begun to settle within our immune systems! So stay tuned on Monday!
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Just an FYI for all of you! Delays have abound as we’ve been fighting off a very persistent viral infection that Alex brought home from work. There’s a reason why we’re normally hermits – and it’s because of exactly this! *laughs*
Anyway, there still probably won’t be updates to the comic this week, since we’re only just regaining lung function and hopefully the hospital will soon stop being on a first name basis with us.
But we’re able to sit at a desk again, so we will be getting back into production. Next week is promising, and we thank you for bearing with us through this nightmare cold!
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Based off of the most up to date facts on VATMOSS; http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/creative-business/vat-moss-facts-updated-january-6-2015/
The basic summation is *WE’RE OKAY* as far as continuing to do business goes.
The tax doesn’t seem to apply to the service we provide through the site and elsewhere on the web – although it could still come into debate at a later date. For now, however, life continues as it normally would.
*HOWEVER* If our supporters in Europe and the UK wish to pull their subscriptions for now, we 100% understand! Just let us know, especially if you experience any bugs utlizing paypal as that has been happening recently.
WE WILL ALSO be taking another look at our tiers and rewards and adjusting what we have to offer. Nothing difinitive as of yet, but we will keep you all in the loop.
So! That’s that, at least for now. Now if only we can kick this illness that is *still in our house*…
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We’ve come to learn of the new (new to us) taxation system occurring for content within Europe and how it effects our use of Patreon and all digital output, actually.
What this does is , basically, applies a base 20% “state tax/GST” if you prefer, to content exclusively offered to our reward-based tiers of support to our friends in Europe. From what we can understand this applies to something as small as an exclusive update shared only here, as well as larger rewards such as early access. We also seem to surmise that this charge is automatically applied to the price charged per tier.
The full scope of the matter involves a lot of confusing talk about taxes, paperwork, and how Patreon (and other crowdfunding sources like it) are effected by people in Europe, and us as a business of sorts here outside of Europe.
Comprehensive reads on it are:
Many of you, especially in our higher tiers, are based within Europe, and we don’t think this seems fair to you. It’s also not fair to us as we would be subjected to keep track of all this paperwork, which… would bounce back to you in that we’d have to gather more personal information from you to keep things legal, etc al.
It’s rather overwhelming, and it’s an issue that has seemed to be prevalent for quite sometime now that this issue has come to a head. We’re unsure as to how to move forward as time goes on. We want to make sure everyone gets treated fairly, regardless of country border – there’s enough to compensate for with conversion rates without all this after all.
We’re going to have a meeting within the studio today to decide on our best course of action. I
n the meantime, this post is public as a courtesy to our subscribers who check here first, but will also be shared on our other sites as well. This post was displayed first on our Patreon page, free of charge.
We will update you all once we’ve reached a consensus.