Once a month Steady makes a payment to your PayPal account. Payments occur in the following month, i.e. earnings for January will be transferred in February.

You will receive a detailed statement by email. You can also download a PDF in the publisher area.

How your payout amount is calculated

We will transfer your net income after deductions:

In addition, we pay you your VAT based on your individual VAT rate (in Germany either 0%, 7% or 19%). For publishers from a country other than Germany, the “Reverse Charge" mechanism applies, where no VAT is charged or transferred.

Billing examples

Since the amount of VAT varies according to the type of publication and the country of residence of its members, here are four examples where different VAT rates apply:

Billing for a podcast whose members all live in Germany

Billing for a magazine, blog or newsletter whose members all live in Germany

Billing for a podcast whose members all live in the Netherlands

Billing for a magazine, blog or newsletter whose members all live in the Netherlands

Billing example: a podcast whose members all live in Germany

Publisher's country of residence: Germany

Members’ country of residence: 100% from Germany

Type of publication: Podcast

VAT rate paid by members: full VAT rate (19%)

Currency: Euro

Publisher's VAT rate: 19%

1. Membership sales by Steady

During the billing period, we have received payments (gross revenues) from the sale of memberships of your publication at the respective gross end customer price of:

€1,554.88

The following conditions are taken into account:

- 200 monthly and 59 annual memberships (pro rata)

- Refunds and chargebacks of €30.00

This gross revenue includes value added tax (VAT):

€248.26

We therefore calculated the following net membership sales:

€1,306.62

2. Your earnings in EUR

Your income is based on net membership sales in the accounting period to the amount of:

€1,306.62

Steady keeps 10% of gross subscription sales:

€155.49

Steady also forwards the payment fees for PayPal, credit cards and direct debit to you:

€104.72

This results in net earning amounting to:

€1,046.42

3. Your payout in EUR

We pay you net earnings of:

€1,046.42

Since you usually have to pay VAT (Umsatzsteuer) on your net earnings, we also pay you a VAT share which results from your VAT rate (19%) on your net earnings:

€198.82

Net earnings and VAT result in a gross payout to you amounting to:

€1,245.24

Billing example: a magazine, blog or newsletter whose members all live in Germany

Publisher's country of residence: Germany

Members’ country of residence: 100% from Germany

Type of publication: magazine, blog or newsletter

VAT rate paid by members: reduced VAT rate (7%)

Currency: Euro

Publisher's VAT rate: 19%

1. Membership sales by Steady

During the billing period, we have received payments (gross revenues) from the sale of memberships of your publication at the respective gross end customer price of:

€1,554.88

The following conditions are taken into account:

- 200 monthly and 59 annual memberships (pro rata)

- Refunds and chargebacks of €30.00

This gross revenue includes value added tax (VAT):

€101.72

We therefore generated the following net membership sales:

€1,453.16

2. Your earnings in EUR

Your income is based on net membership sales in the accounting period to the amount of:

€1,453.16

Steady keeps 10% of gross subscription sales:

€155.49

Steady also forwards the payment fees for PayPal, credit cards and direct debit to you:

€104.72

This results in net earning amounting to:

€1,192.95

3. Your payout in EUR

We pay you net earnings of:

€1,192.95

Since you usually have to pay VAT (Umsatzsteuer) on your net earnings, we also pay you a VAT share which results from your VAT rate (19%) on your net earnings:

€226.66

Net earnings and VAT result in a gross payout to you amounting to:

€1,419.62

Billing example: a podcast whose members all live in the Netherlands

Publisher's country of residence: the Netherlands

Members’ country of residence: 100% from the Netherlands

Type of publication: Podcast

VAT rate paid by members: full VAT rate (21%)

Currency: Euro

Publisher's VAT rate: n/a

1. Membership sales by Steady

During the billing period, we have received payments (gross revenues) from the sale of memberships of your publication at the respective gross end customer price of:

€1,554.88

The following conditions are taken into account:

- 200 monthly and 59 annual memberships (pro rata)

- Refunds and chargebacks of €30.00

This gross revenue includes value added tax (VAT):

€269.86

We therefore generated the following net membership sales:

€1,285.02

2. Your earnings in EUR

Your income is based on net membership sales in the accounting period to the amount of:

€1,285.02

Steady keeps 10% of gross subscription sales:

€155.49

Steady also forwards the payment fees for PayPal, credit cards and direct debit to you:

€104.72

This results in net earning amounting to:

€1,024.82

3. Your payout in EUR

We pay you net earnings of:

€1,024.82

Information on VAT: the recipient's tax liability under the reverse charge procedure applies.

Billing example: a magazine, blog or newsletter whose members all live in the Netherlands

Publisher's country of residence: Netherlands

Members’ country of residence: 100% from the Netherlands

Type of publication: magazine, blog or newsletter

VAT rate paid by members: reduced VAT rate (9%)

Currency: Euro

Publisher's VAT rate: n/a

1. Membership sales by Steady

During the billing period, we have received payments (gross revenues) from the sale of memberships of your publication at the respective gross end customer price of:

€1,554.88

The following conditions are taken into account:

- 200 monthly and 59 annual memberships (pro rata)

- Refunds and chargebacks of €30.00

This gross revenue includes value added tax (VAT):

€128.38

We therefore generated the following net membership sales:

€1,426.50

2. Your earnings in EUR

Your income is based on net membership sales in the accounting period to the amount of:

€1,426.50

Steady keeps 10% of gross subscription sales:

€155.49

Steady also forwards the payment fees for PayPal, credit cards and direct debit to you:

€104.72

This results in net earning amounting to:

€1,166.29

3. Your payout in EUR

We pay you net earnings of:

€1,166.29

Information on VAT: the recipient's tax liability under the reverse charge procedure applies.

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