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  1. Not that apply to anything like this. I'm not sure if it's what you mean, but we have things like Stamp Duty (buying land) and Import Duty (importing physical goods from overseas), but they wouldn't apply apply here. If someone is using WHMCS to run their Real-Estate or Import/Export Business, then something has gone very wrong along the way...
  2. HOLY CRAP! I knew we had a lot of entity types in Australia, but I didn't know we had 143 of the dang things! While it'd be kinda cool if I could filter (since it's potentially an upsell opportunity if they're a sole trader, and some are exempt from GST), it's not by any stretch of the imagination an 'important'... If it can do it (and it doesn't take any extra work), great! I'm sure I'll find a use for it... but don't go out of your way for it, haha.
  3. Awesome! That list looks really good. I don't know if all of it is needed specifically, but no harm in having those details there (as it would be useful to refer to them when they want to order a domain or something, since you need the ABN and registered business name to order a .com.au or .net.au domain). Having the dates recorded could be a good way to tell if the information is current as well I'm not aware of any lookup restrictions on the number of queries. Maybe have it lookup the first time when the client file is saved (or on change) with a button to manually refresh everyone? I.e. If someone isn't registered for GST when the record is first saved, but they later register, we need to make sure it can be updated, but I figure it isn't worth spamming their system with a lookup on every client on a daily basis. As for their ASIC number, this is probably either their ACN (Australian Company Number) or the ID number that associates with their ASIC file showing their business name registration. An easy way to check would be to look up our ABN and see if if "ASIC Number" matches anything you can see listed on either of the below: https://abr.business.gov.au/ABN/View?abn=31459636031 https://connectonline.asic.gov.au/RegistrySearch/bySearchId.jsp?searchIdType=BUSN&searchId=160487070
  4. Haha, all's well that ends well! ❤️ Sounds good! I've sent you a message with my GUID. Also, as a bit of a side note, ABN = Australian Business Number, so its referred to as either an 'ABN' or an 'ABN Number' (which is kinda like saying 'ATM Machine', I know), and the term VAT isn't used here. The ABR (Australian Business Register) uses a GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) to allow ABN searches in the ABR Lookup Tool with their API, because we're all SOL remembering all these TLA's... 🤣
  5. The upgrade to 3.0 is working perfectly with WHMCS 7.8.3 - thanks! 😄
  6. Hi @Kian, Hope things are going well with your task lists. We're really needing the affiliate functionality that we've been discussing, so I wanted to reach out and see how things were fairing. Do you have any ETA on when things might be ready? (and is there anything I can do to help make it happen?) Thanks! :-)
  7. Any update on fixing the compatibility issues with WHMCS 7.8? I've got thousands in invoices outstanding that I can't collect payments from until this issue is fixed >.<
  8. Ithiel

    Upgrade - Manual VS Admin?

    Where is the option for "try Admin first because I desperately need to believe WHMCS will one day work properly... then it fails, I realise that this is a boat to nowhere, and quickly update via FTP because my site is now down" #AskingForAFriend
  9. Hi Amanda, I actually came to this thread because I'm stalking @Kian, but I actually had (and found a solution) for the problem you're describing, so I figured I'd share. :-) I used an addon called "Affiliates Plus", which includes an "Affiliates Anywhere" feature that allows you to setup custom affiliate links that redirect to landing pages that can be on other sites. With a bit of trickery involving redirecting from your live site back to your whmcs install (which then redirects back to the final page on your live site), it is possible to have clean affiliate links on bettylouhosting.com that point to the page you want and still track for affiliates. The Addon: https://marketplace.whmcs.com/product/3617 The instructions: Go to the Reviews tab of the link above, find the review by "Adam Ithiel" (the great big long one) and I go into details as to how I got that to work there. It's a bit to setup, but works like a charm :-)
  10. Well... Here's hoping that you managed to reserve the table in time, otherwise I guess we're all in trouble, haha. Let me know if there's anything I can do/help with to get this higher on that rather terrifying list of yours :-D
  11. How goes the battle, @Kian? :-) Please let me know if you need any additional information or if anything in the above didn't make sense. I'm really keen to try and test this out as soon as possible.
  12. I do love a good flowchart! Yes, that is correct. Please keep in mind that for "Statement by Supplier OR <$75 AUD?" (per https://www.ato.gov.au/forms/statement-by-a-supplier-not-quoting-an-abn/), this relates to the payment... So even if they were receiving $5/month commission, if that built up to $80 and they wanted to withdraw it all at once... the payment would be over $80, so if they're an Aussie without an ABN, they'd need to have supplied a Statement by Supplier or be hit with the 49% GST witholding. Regarding your question... Scenario: A product is sold by a GST-registered seller for $1100 Inc. GST (meaning $1000 + $100 GST) and the affiliate makes a 5% commission. 5% Commission is calculated off the Ex-GST Amount (0.05 * $1000 = $50 commission). If "Credit Note without GST" scenario, the commission awarded to the affiliate is $50 (No GST) If they sell this product 5 times, their total commission is $250 (No GST). When requesting a payout, they would receive $250 and a Credit Note that makes no reference of GST If seller and affiliate both have an ABN and are both registered for, the commission awarded to the the affiliate is $50 + $5 GST If they sell this product 5 times, their total commission is $275 Inc. GST ($250 commission + $25 GST) When requesting a payout, they would receive $275 and an RCTI listing $250 commission, $25 GST, total $275 Inc. GST. Similarly, in your scenario, assuming that the $100 you reference commission was calculated off the Ex GST amount, the answer would be #2. An affiliate gets "paid" extra money if they're registered for GST, but they don't get to keep the extra bit as it goes to the ATO (tax office) :-) Scenario 2: Another product is sold by a GST-Registered seller for $1000 GST-Free, because it was not a GST eligible product (some things are GST exempt), and the affiliate makes a 5% commission. 5% Commission is calculated off the Ex-GST/GST-Free Amount (0.05 * $1000 = $50 commission). If "Credit Note without GST" scenario, the commission awarded to the affiliate is $50 (No GST) If they sell this product 5 times, their total commission is $250 (GST-Free). When requesting a payout, they would receive $250 and a Credit Note that makes no reference of GST. If seller and affiliate both have an ABN and are both registered for, the commission awarded to the the affiliate is $50 GST-Free (must reference that there was no GST) If they sell this product 5 times, their total commission is $250 (GST-Free), from $250 commission + $0 GST. When requesting a payout, they would receive $250 and an RCTI listing $250 commission, $0 GST, total $250 GST-Free. There was no GST collected, so no GST is to be paid to the affiliate, but you need to still mention that. Scenario 3: Two products were sold by a GST-Registered seller. One for $1100 Inc. GST, the other for $1000 GST-Free, and the affiliate makes a 5% commission. 5% Commission is calculated off the Ex-GST/GST-Free Amount (0.05 * $1000 = $50 commission, 0.05 * $1000 = $50 commission). If "Credit Note without GST" scenario, the commission awarded to the affiliate is $100 (No GST) When requesting a payout, they would receive $100 and a Credit Note that makes no reference of GST If seller and affiliate both have an ABN and are both registered for, the commission awarded to the the affiliate is $100 + $5 GST When requesting a payout, they would receive $105 and an RCTI listing $100 commission, $5 GST, total $105 Inc. GST Where GST is collected, it must be paid proportionately to the affiliate. When no GST was to be collected, no GST is to be paid. When its a mix, they just get their bit of the GST for the bits that incurred GST. Source: https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/GST/In-detail/Your-industry/Travel-and-tourism/GST-and-international-travel/?page=6 Summary: When issuing an RCTI, you need to include the extra 10% for any products that were sold Inc. GST As the RCTI needs to list the commission, the GST, and the total. If some commissions incurred GST and others didn't, they would need to be listed as separate line items on the RCTI. Using this as a rough guideline (https://www.ato.gov.au/assets/0/104/694/815/f3b7bc3a-d97f-481d-ade4-464e7d6df32e.pdf), it would be laid out something like this: Commissions | $50 | $5 GST | $55 Inc. GST Commissions (GST-Free) | $50 | $0 GST | $55 GST Free Totals: $100 | $5 GST | $105 Inc. GST In case you're wondering when products/sales aren't subject to GST... If I normally sell my hosting for $11 Inc. GST / Month, Someone in Australia will pay $11 Inc. GST, so a GST-registered affiliate earning 5% commission would receive $0.55c Inc. GST. Someone in Europe will pay $10 (GST-Free), so a GST-registered affiliate earning 5% commission would receive $0.50c (GST-Free) Commission. Even if my web hosting server was in Europe, as my business is registered in Australia, whether I charge GST for a GST-applicable product depends entirely on whether "the recipient of the service is outside Australia". There are also products that are simply exempt from GST, but it's the sellers responsibility to configure their products accordingly. Hope that helps! Legal: I am not an accountant - please do not treat this (or any other post here) as personal financial or accounting advice. This is simply me describing this mess as best as I understand it. :-)
  13. Woohoo! Glad to hear we're getting closer! Super excited for the Aussie stuff to be ready :-D
  14. Just as a quick follow up to this... Withholding 49% for persons in Australia that have not given their ABN only applies for payments/commission amounts over $75 Ex. GST. So if "John Smith" from Australia (who didn't give me an ABN) made a referral and earned $50 Ex. GST commission (10% of a product that sold for $550 Inc. GST as all commission needs to be calculated on the Ex. GST amounts), he could just get a credit note and be paid normally. However, if he earned a $100 Ex. GST commission (10% of a product that sold for $1100 Inc. GST), he'd either need to supply an ABN or a valid "Statement by Supplier" form, or we'd only be able to pay him $51 (instead of $100), with $49 handed over to the tax office (which would need to be recorded somewhere / somehow). If he supplied a valid "Statement by Supplier" form, even though he still doesn't have an ABN, we wouldn't need to withhold anything. To try and simplify, I've added a 'choose your own adventure' logic path below that should cover all situations :-) Questions: Q1. Seller have an ABN? Yes (go to Q2) / No (go to A2) Q2. Seller registered for GST? Yes (go to Q3) / No (go to Q5) Q3. Affiliate has ABN? Yes (go to Q4) / No (go to Q5) Q4. Affiliate is registered for GST? Yes (go to A1) / No (go to A2) Q5. Affiliate in Australia? Yes (go to Q6) / No (go to A2) Q6. Affiliate has provided a valid "Statement by Supplier" form or the commission amount is under $75 (Ex GST)? Yes (go to A2) / No (go to A3) Outcomes: A1. Issue RCTI and include GST A2. Issue Credit Note without GST A3. Issue a Credit Note without GST, withholding 49% as "no ABN withholding" If the "statement by supplier" and "no ABN withholding" just complicates things too much, then we can just make the ABN a required field if they're in Australia - which just eliminates those parts of the tree, but I wanted to include all the scenarios here to give you a complete picture.
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