wongck wrote:Greenious wrote:Just got an email from Jookie stating he will have to close down his webshop for a while.I have to close the business license (self-employment) by the end of this month, so I guess the last order can be made on 29.6.2017, and then the shop will be closed down. If I wouldn't close it at the end of this month, I will be paying 150 Euro to national social insurance company every month, even if I don't make a single Euro for that month, so it's cheaper to close this down. After that I can't legally sell the anything, so I have no idea what I will do with all the things that won't be sold. That's why I'm trying to sell everything I can.
EU-regulations and worthless, greedy politicians extorting the little guy as usual...
Huh? Incredible.... Isn't the EU having huge unemployment ?
They should be giving money instead to people who are being entrepreneur to continue in business.
Amazing, no wonder the state of the Union.
I would not call producing CosmosEx being an entrepreneur, it is more like an extended hobby. But, in most countries, hobby of such scale requires business licence. It is not EU requirement, but in some EU countries, you need to pay some fixed taxes when you operate under business licence. For example, in Poland it is about 200 euro each month (this are mandatory social security taxes). But, for people starting their first business, there is starting period (in Poland 2 years) where you have those taxes limited (to about 20euro per month in Poland). I thins this happened to Jookie - he started with lower taxes, and after some period of time passed, he would have to pay much higher taxes, which you can't really do if what you do is not real business, but an extended hobby.