Hello guys, I hope you're all doing well ♥
I wanted to give you an update on some changes that we’ll be seeing which may affect some of your pledges. Due to new laws passing in several countries and US states, Patreon will be required to start charging sales tax on some pledges starting July 1st.
Less than half of all patrons will be charged sales tax, and for most, the amount will be very small. For example, sales tax rates in the US range from 4% to 11%, so on a $5 pledge, that would be between 20 cents and 55 cents.
Whether or not you will be charged sales tax depends on your location, and what is considered taxable there. Not every pledge is taxable, not all benefits are taxable in every location, and sometimes only a fraction of a pledge will be taxable. The money that Patreon collects as a result of these laws are paid directly to local governments.
I’m working closely with Patreon to ensure I’m able to save you as much money as possible when it comes to sales tax - which is not something that’s possible with other platforms. I set up detailed information about the various tiers for the Patreon staff so this'll help to pay less taxes.
If you’re in a location where sales tax will be required, you should expect to receive an email from Patreon with more information about this very soon, but I wanted to make sure you were aware of these changes way ahead of July 1st when they go into effect.
I recently received a message from the Patreon support about a copyright claim for my artworks that include Nintendo characters. I'm no longer allowed to create such artworks here, so from now on there'll be no more characters drawn by me which are licensed by Nintendo.
I know this is a real bummer, I was very sad when I've read the message because I'm a fan of many Nintendo franchises myself, it's part of my childhood and I loved to draw those iconic characters. I hope you understand that I'll stop drawing them because I don't want to risk a suspension from Patreon. ;_;
Sorry for the wall of text.
Take care ♥