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Adobe Stock / Re: Good bye Adobe Stock from Venezuela.
« Last post by alexandersr on Today at 12:20 »
It's sad this situation, "due to the recent Presidential Executive Order in the United States (Executive Order 13884) regarding activities with the government of Venezuela, Adobe is no longer permitted to provide you with access to software and services, or to make your Works available to customers."

I'm Very sad ! :'( :'( :'(


Have you received this notice from SS or IS or any other US company?

Only from Adobe. Some people say, it is an over compliance of Executive Order 13884 from Adobe.

I'd say that you are correct. Someone in legal went overboard, otherwise how come, none of the others are making that restriction.

Anyway I hope they just disable, until they figure it out, and restore everything soon. Bad enough to lose earnings, but having everything removed would be really bad.

Good Luck

I asked the Adobe Stock Latin America and they told me that they would delete all the content from the Venezuela accounts. So, it's very sad.
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Adobe Stock / Re: Good bye Adobe Stock from Venezuela.
« Last post by Uncle Pete on Today at 12:05 »
It's sad this situation, "due to the recent Presidential Executive Order in the United States (Executive Order 13884) regarding activities with the government of Venezuela, Adobe is no longer permitted to provide you with access to software and services, or to make your Works available to customers."

I'm Very sad ! :'( :'( :'(

Have you received this notice from SS or IS or any other US company?

Only from Adobe. Some people say, it is an over compliance of Executive Order 13884 from Adobe.

I'd say that you are correct. Someone in legal went overboard, otherwise how come, none of the others are making that restriction.

Anyway I hope they just disable, until they figure it out, and restore everything soon. Bad enough to lose earnings, but having everything removed would be really bad.

Good Luck


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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy. Philanthropy is in our DNA
« Last post by Uncle Pete on Today at 12:02 »
Are we still getting DACS payments in October or did these go to charity as well?

I got a notice in the mail 

https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/12011-dacs-payback-2019/?tab=comments#comment-220558

For anyone who wants to read.
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Adobe Stock / Re: Good bye Adobe Stock from Venezuela.
« Last post by alexandersr on Today at 11:55 »
It's sad this situation, "due to the recent Presidential Executive Order in the United States (Executive Order 13884) regarding activities with the government of Venezuela, Adobe is no longer permitted to provide you with access to software and services, or to make your Works available to customers."

I'm Very sad ! :'( :'( :'(

Have you received this notice from SS or IS or any other US company?

Only from Adobe. Some people say, it is an over compliance of Executive Order 13884 from Adobe.
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Adobe Stock / Re: something's wrong (sales)
« Last post by angelawaye on Today at 11:54 »
Very bad sales this month. 123rf is making more than adobe for me.
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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy. Philanthropy is in our DNA
« Last post by Uncle Pete on Today at 11:54 »
Going from 50% to 40% is a 20% reduction in the commission you will earn.
Going from 100% to 90% would be a 10% reduction.
I remember when they promised us that they would never cut our commission again after going from 60% to 50% (a 17% cut).
It's old math...or the "new math" I learned in the 1960's LOL...which is now old math...

Sorry, Uncle Pete, just giving you a hard time, but the real point is that it is a bigger cut than it first appears.

I didn't mind so much when they first posted about their charities, since the charity was the impetus for the stock site to begin with. But after looking at the loss they wrote off last year in their Annual Statement, I'm not sure I believe they needed to cut commissions to improve operational costs. They said that earnings are flat, so the cut gives them 20% more revenue to work with. Seeing them pay dividends to their directors, write off a huge loan, and then brag about how charitable they are, without any info on just how they are going to improve operations, well, it certainly rankles.

Apologies to Shady Sue I somehow missed that your explanation and mine were nearly identical.

Yeah but I deserve it?  :) Because I was differentiating earnings, income and money vs commission rate.

I do understand, I'm just pointing out that 10% of one, may be 20% of something else, but they aren't the same.

Everyone have fun. I'm done for now, until some agency issues another cut, which will happen, and we can go over the math again.

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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy. Philanthropy is in our DNA
« Last post by Uncle Pete on Today at 11:48 »

When did they cut the commission 20% in the last few months. What did I miss?

I'm still getting 50% on exclusive and 40% on non-exclusive? I was getting 50% since about 2010 if I remember right? That's 10%

Personally I don't care about their charity or board, I'm only interested in what I make.

10 is 20% of 50.
So each indie file sold earns you 20% less that it would have had it been 50%

Oh that modern math again where a 10% cut is a 20% cut? The post should have said, 20% loss in potential earnings then, not 20% cut?

Changing commission from 50% to 40% is a 10% reduction in commission, no matter how anyone wants to slice it.

Blowing on about your charity generosity a few months after cutting commissions by 20% is not a good look.

Note, it uses the word commissions, not income or earnings?

And no I still don't care about their charity, I care about what they pay me! Selfish, aren't I?

Semantics aside*, you are still being paid 20% less on your non-exclusive files, and that's all you care about.

*and no matter how you look at it, it's still a 20% reduction in commission.
If they went from 100% to 90%, that would be a 10% cut.
50% > 40% is a 20% cut.

And what is it from 60% to 40%? I'm trying to grasp at a bold number like 20% but I suppose that's wrong.
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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy. Philanthropy is in our DNA
« Last post by Microstock Posts on Today at 11:47 »

P.s UK taxpayers are already paying part of their tax towards the UK's commitment towards overseas aid (which includes social programs in India) - 0.7% of GDP (source: https://www.theweek.co.uk/63394/foreign-aid-how-and-where-is-britain-s-budget-spent)
Wow, I hadn't realised it had sunk so low. Still, with all the money being wasted on Brexit I suppose I should be relieved it isn't lower.
Still, I'm not sure how naming and shaming the UK for its current poor Overseas Aid Programme is relevant to this thread - and other countries do worse - indeed the very article you quote says the UK is the only country which has met it's UN target, so not sure why you've singled us out at all.
I didn't read it as an attempt to shame....the opposite in fact.

Me too.

Anyway, what we really want to know is, will Halloween be postponed until 31st of January?  :D
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Adobe Stock / Re: Good bye Adobe Stock from Venezuela.
« Last post by Uncle Pete on Today at 11:46 »
It's sad this situation, "due to the recent Presidential Executive Order in the United States (Executive Order 13884) regarding activities with the government of Venezuela, Adobe is no longer permitted to provide you with access to software and services, or to make your Works available to customers."

I'm Very sad ! :'( :'( :'(

Have you received this notice from SS or IS or any other US company?
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Per the IRS, You should receive Form 1099-K by January 31st if, in the prior calendar year, you received payments:

from payment card transactions (e.g., debit, credit or stored-value cards), and/or
in settlement of third-party payment network transactions above the minimum reporting thresholds of:
   -  gross payments that exceed $20,000, AND
   -  more than 200 such transactions

(Just in case you're freaking out about never receiving a 1099K)

Anyone with less than $20,000 AND more than 200 transactions. So it doesn't matter if you have 1,000 transactions, if you didn't make $20,000 which doesn't meet the trigger for a 1099

To answer how I handle it, itemized schedule C income, I have an accountant, she's got the brains.

Yes I've been audited, the IRS was actually very nice, my mileage was disallowed, I paid $5,000 with penalty and interest. Note: in my state, if you are audited by the IRS, you are required by law to notify the state. The state told me that after I hadn't informed them. They weren't very nice... But the IRS was an actual, in person audit, not a letter saying, please explain something that was questioned.

https://steemit.com/dlive/@jerrybanfield/f379acd0-2920-11e8-a5a6-dd5b02004a6a

This guy adds the "double reported incomes" as an "expense" on his schedule C.

"In other words, I put the exact PayPal "1099-K" income, I put the exact "1099-Miscellaneous" income, and then all I do in my expenses is I add in a line, essentially an expense back to that client for the double payment, because the client only actually paid me once, and yet the same income is reported twice.

Therefore, I put in an expense back to that client to cancel out the double income reporting. Then, if there are questions it's easy for me to demonstrate in my "1099-K" this income was reported here and in my "1099-Miscellaneous" the client reported it there.

I was only actually paid once, so this is an expense that cancels out the double payment, which reflects the truth. The truth of one single payment sent for this amount without reducing the income reported to the IRS."

Smooth!
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