Payments, Taxand Invoices“but in the world nothing can be saidto be certain except death and taxes.”Ben Franklin          ...
1. Setting up your payment detailsBefore you can sell your apps on                                                  Hint: ...
1.       Setting up your payment detailsThe following table provides you with description of eachof each to setup your Pay...
1.       Setting up your payment detailsThe following table provides you with description of eachfield required to setup y...
2. Setting up your tax details:   tax profile informationTo pay you we also need to create a       or reference code that ...
2.       Setting up your tax details: tax profile informationInformation that needs to be providedif you are a developer b...
2.       Setting up your tax details: tax profile informationInformation that needs to be provided if you are based in Aus...
2.       Setting up your tax details: tax profile informationInformation that needs to be provided if you are based in any...
3. Setting up your tax details:   Withholding Tax   and residency certificatesNow you are a global player selling       in...
4. Your invoice and remittance   advice explainedIn which country you are based for tax purposes will determine which type...
4.    Your invoice and remittance advice explainedIf you reside in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Den...
4.    Your invoice and remittance advice explainedFor all other countries the following invoice will be dispatched:       ...
4.   Your invoice and remittance advice explainedThe remittance advice will explain the payment we have made to you.It wil...
5. Payment DatesAssuming you have earned more than E200 we aim to release payment fromour account 45 days after month end....
6. Frequently Asked QuestionsBank Account FAQsQ: What Payment methods are available?                    Q: Entering Bank A...
6.     Frequently Asked QuestionsBank Account FAQsQ:Entering Bank Account Information:What do I enter into the Bank Name a...
6.     Frequently Asked QuestionsTax Details FAQsQ: Who is Telefonica Global Applications?              Q: Entering Tax De...
6.     Frequently Asked QuestionsTax Details FAQsQ: I live in a country where being VATregistered in the EU is optional. A...
6.      Frequently Asked QuestionsPayment Process FAQsQ: What is the payment threshold?A: The payment threshold is the amo...
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A detailed guide to payments, taxation and money movement from BlueVia, the global developer platform from Telefonica that helps developers take apps, web services and ideas to market.

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  1. 1. Payments, Taxand Invoices“but in the world nothing can be saidto be certain except death and taxes.”Ben Franklin A global initiative of Delivered by
  2. 2. 1. Setting up your payment detailsBefore you can sell your apps on Hint: If your bank account isBlueVia we need to know your bank / not able to receive payments inPayPal account details. This ensures Euros then use PayPal. If youwe can pay you. You will be prompted do not already have an account youto enter these when you first upload can set one up here: www.paypal.coman app. If you have any issues entering yourBefore you start we recommend you bank account or tax details pleasehave a bank statement or your bank email payment@bluevia.comdetails handy. Having all this availablein advance will save you time.NOTE: If you opt to be paid into yourbank account please check with yourbranch that your account can acceptpayments in Euros. BlueVia only paysout in Euros.
  3. 3. 1. Setting up your payment detailsThe following table provides you with description of eachof each to setup your PayPal account: The following table provides you with description field requiredfield required to setup your bank account information: Field Mandatory / Optional Description PayPal Email Address Mandatory Enter the email address that your PayPal account linked to. Field Mandatory / Optional Description Bank Name Mandatory Enter the full name of your bank. E.G. Banco Santander Bank Address Mandatory Enter the number and street where your bank branch is located Bank City / Town Mandatory Enter the town or city where your bank branch is located Bank County / State Mandatory Enter the county or state where your bank branch is located Bank Post / Zip Code Optional Enter the post / zip code for your branch Bank Country Mandatory Enter the country where your bank branch is located SWIFT / BIC Code Mandatory A SWIFT / BIC Code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is the unique identification code for a particular bank. These codes are used when transferring money between banks by international wire transfers. If you don’t know your bank’s SWIFT or BIC Code, please contact your bank or have a look on your bank statement. A SWIFT or BIC code is either 8 or 11 characters long. The first 4 characters (the bank code) are made up the letters, the 5th & 6th characters are letters (the country code), the 7th and 8th characters are letters or numbers (the location code) and the 9th to 11th characters (which are optional) are letters and numbers (the branch code). Account Number If your account is held outside Your account number is the unique account number associated with your the EU it is mandatory bank account. IBAN If your account is held in The IBAN (International Bank Account Number) is a unique identifier to enable the EU it is mandatory payments to bank accounts located within Europe (and a few countries outside Europe). When you open an account with any bank in Europe, the bank is legally required to provide you the IBAN. If you don’t know what your IBAN is, please contact your bank to obtain it or check your bank statement. The first two characters are letters (the country code), the 3rd & 4th characters are numbers (check digits) and the remaining characters (up to 30) are alphanumeric. Beneficiary (Account Mandatory Enter the name of the account holder. Holder) Name Beneficiary (Account Mandatory Enter the number and street where the account holder is located. Holder) Address Beneficiary (Account Mandatory Enter the town or city where the account holder is located. Holder) City / Town Beneficiary (Account Mandatory Enter the county or state where the account holder is located. Holder) County / State Beneficiary (Account Optional Enter the postcode / zip code where the account holder is located. Holder) Postcode / Zip Beneficiary (Account Mandatory Enter the country where the account holder is located. Holder) Country
  4. 4. 1. Setting up your payment detailsThe following table provides you with description of eachfield required to setup your PayPal account: Field Mandatory / Optional Description PayPal Email Address Mandatory Enter the email address that your PayPal account is linked to
  5. 5. 2. Setting up your tax details: tax profile informationTo pay you we also need to create a or reference code that identifies youtax profile for you. This ensures we or your company to your home taxpay and/or retain the correct taxes authority). Finally, you will need thefrom your BlueVia proceeds. You will name and address that you or yourbe prompted to enter your tax details company have registered at your localbefore you upload your app. tax authority. Having all this available in advance will save you time.If you are based in Spain you will needyour CIF or NIF number, if you are The type of information you needbased in the EU (other than Spain) you to provide varies and is based onwill need your EU VAT number and which country you are located in forif you are based elsewhere you will tax purposes.need your TAX ID number (the number
  6. 6. 2. Setting up your tax details: tax profile informationInformation that needs to be providedif you are a developer based in Spain: Field Mandatory / Optional Description Tax Address: Mandatory Enter the number and street of the address that you or your company have Line 1&2 registered at your local tax authority. Tax Address: Mandatory Enter the Town / City of the address that you or your company have Town / City registered at your local tax authority. Tax Address: Mandatory Enter the County / State of the address that you or your company have County / State registered at your local tax authority. Tax Address: Optional Enter the Postcode / Zip of the address that you or your company have Postcode / Zip registered at your local tax authority. Tax Zone Mandatory You will be provided with two options: Select “Canary Islands, Ceuta, Mililla” if you are based in one of these regions. Select “Iberian Peninsula” if you are based elsewhere in Spain. CIF / NIF Number Mandatory If you are registered as a company with the Spanish Tax Authority enter your CIF number. If you are registered as an individual with the Spanish Tax Authority enter your NIF number
  7. 7. 2. Setting up your tax details: tax profile informationInformation that needs to be provided if you are based in Austria, Belgium,Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia,Sweden and United Kingdom: Field Mandatory / Optional Description Tax Address: Mandatory Enter the number and street of the address that you or your company have Line 1&2 registered at your local tax authority. Tax Address: Mandatory Enter the Town / City of the address that you or your company have Town / City registered at your local tax authority. Tax Address: Mandatory Enter the County / State of the address that you or your company have County / State registered at your local tax authority. Tax Address: Optional Enter the Postcode / Zip of the address that you or your company have Postcode / Zip registered at your local tax authority. EU VAT Number Mandatory Enter your EU VAT number. The first two characters are letters (the country code) and the remaining characters (up to 30) are a mixture of letters and numbers.
  8. 8. 2. Setting up your tax details: tax profile informationInformation that needs to be provided if you are based in any other countrythat is not listed above: Field Mandatory / Optional Description Tax Address: Mandatory Enter the number and street of the address that you or your company have Line 1&2 registered at your local tax authority. Tax Address: Mandatory Enter the Town / City of the address that you or your company have Town / City registered at your local tax authority. Tax Address: Mandatory Enter the County / State of the address that you or your company have County / State registered at your local tax authority. Tax Address: Optional Enter the Postcode / Zip of the address that you or your company have Postcode / Zip registered at your local tax authority. VAT Number Mandatory If you need to charge VAT to TGA on your invoices (which is automatically generated) then enter the % rate of VAT you need to apply. NOTE: Because TGA cannot recover the VAT from the Spanish Tax Authority the equivalent amount will be subtracted from your payment as a tax adjustment. Other Taxes Mandatory If you need to charge other taxes to TGA on your invoices (which is automatically generated) then enter the % rate of VAT you need to apply. NOTE: Because TGA cannot recover these taxes from the Spanish Tax Authority the equivalent amount will be subtracted from your payment as a tax adjustment.
  9. 9. 3. Setting up your tax details: Withholding Tax and residency certificatesNow you are a global player selling invoicing@bluevia.com. The team willapps everywhere from Mexico City to provide you with all the informationMunich it is likely you will be subject you need to send to prove yourto international Withholding Tax tax residency.between Spain and your country of If your country does not have aresidence for tax purposes. double taxation agreement withFortunately Spain has a wide network Spain, and up until the point youof double taxation agreements. This prove your tax residency, we willmeans if you can prove you reside need to retain 24% of your netin the country you say do, and earnings (which we pay to thethat country has a double taxation Spanish tax authority).agreement with Spain, then you willnot be subject to any WithholdingTax deductions. Hint: You may be able to recover this withholdingWhen entering your tax details you tax from your local taxwill be told whether your country authority. It is worth contactingof residence for tax purposes has them to find out.a double taxation agreement withSpain. If it does then send an email to
  10. 10. 4. Your invoice and remittance advice explainedIn which country you are based for tax purposes will determine which type ofinvoice you receive. If you reside in Spain you will receive the following invoice: TGA’s address The Address registered with your local tax authority Your Tax ID TGA’s VAT number The Notional Tax Point date for VAT purposes This is the total revenue share due to you before taxes and deductions The VAT rate applied to your invoice
  11. 11. 4. Your invoice and remittance advice explainedIf you reside in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic,Slovenia, Sweden or the United Kingdom you will receive the following invoice: TGA’s address The Address registered with your local tax authority Your EU VAT Number TGA’s VAT number The Notional Tax Point date for VAT purposes This is the total revenue share due to you before taxes and deductions This is the total amount of With Holding Tax retained by TGA This amount is the total payment you will receive
  12. 12. 4. Your invoice and remittance advice explainedFor all other countries the following invoice will be dispatched: TGA’s address The Address registered with your local tax authority Your Tax ID TGA’s VAT number The Notional Tax Point date for VAT purposes This is the total revenue share due to you before taxes and deductions The VAT rate applied to your invoice. This is the rate you set when setting up your tax profile. The ‘Other Taxes’ rate applied to your invoice. This is the rate you set when setting up your tax profile. This is the total amount of With Holding Tax retained by TGA This amount is the total payment you will receive
  13. 13. 4. Your invoice and remittance advice explainedThe remittance advice will explain the payment we have made to you.It will be sent each time we make a payment. This total on your remittance will be equal to your invoice. If you have any queries please email support quoting the payment reference.
  14. 14. 5. Payment DatesAssuming you have earned more than E200 we aim to release payment fromour account 45 days after month end. Typically, the payment date will be on the15th calendar day of the month.. If the 15th calendar day falls on a weekend ora UK bank holiday we will release payment on the next working day.Here are the payment milestones each month: 1 34 35 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 Data Revenue processing reconciliation 45 Milestone 1 48 Milestone 4 Invoices dispatched Remittance advices dispatched Milestone 2 Payments released 49 Milestone 5* It can take up to 4 days for a payment to appear in your account Payment received by Milestone 3 developer (latest*) Monthly earnings info published to portal *It can take a maximum of 4 days for a payment to be deposited in a developer’s bank account
  15. 15. 6. Frequently Asked QuestionsBank Account FAQsQ: What Payment methods are available? Q: Entering Bank Account Information: What if my SWIFT / BIC code is not being accepted?A: We offer electronic wire transfer to a bank accountof your choice or PayPal. A: A SWIFT or BIC code is either 8 or 11 characters long. Please check your details carefully to makeQ: What currencies can I be paid in? sure they match these validation rules. If you are still having trouble email accounts support onA: If you receive your proceeds into a bank account payment@bluevia.com.we will pay you in Euros. If you receive yourproceeds into PayPal we also pay in Euros but you Q:Entering Bank Account Information: What is ancan withdraw funds from your PayPal account in your IBAN number?chosen currency. A: The IBAN (International Bank Account Number)Q: Entering Bank Account Information: How do I is a unique identifier to enable payments to banksubmit bank account information so I can receive accounts located within Europe (and a few countriesmy BlueVia proceeds? outside Europe). When you open an account with any bank in Europe, the bank is legally required toA: Go to My Account> My Payment Info > Bank provide you the IBAN. If you don’t know what yourAccount details. Here you can enter your account IBAN is, please contact your bank to obtain it ordetails. If you do not enter these you cannot launch check your bank statement.an app as we cannot pay you. Q:Entering Bank Account Information: What if myQ: Entering Bank Account Information: How can I IBAN number is not being accepted?tell which bank is setup to receive my payments? A: IBAN numbers always start with a two alphaA: Go to My Account> My Payment Info > Bank character country code (this is representative of theAccount details. Here you can see which bank country where your bank is located) followed by twoaccount you have setup. numeric check digits and up to 30 alpha numericQ: Entering Bank Account Information: I need characters. Please check your details carefully toto change my bank account information. What do make sure they match the IBAN number printed onI do? your bank statement / supplied by your bank and that they match these validation rules. If you are stillA: If you change your bank you must update having trouble email accounts support onyour bank details. Go to My Account> My Payment payment@bluevia.com.Info >Bank Account details and simply amendthe bank details. We will store the new account Q:Entering Bank Account Information: What doinformation automatically. I enter into the “Beneficiary / Account Holder” name and address fields?Please note we use the account details that arestored on the 25th calendar of the month (or the A: You need to enter the name and addressnext UK working day if the 25th falls on a UK Bank details of the account holder that is associatedHoliday or weekend). Please try to amend any with the account. This is very important as yourbank details before this date to avoid and delay in payment will fail if this is incorrect (due to moneyyour payment. laundering regulations).Q: Entering Bank Account Information: What is a The best place to get this information is on yourSWIFT / BIC code? bank statement.A: A SWIFT / BIC Code is a standard format ofBank Identifier Codes approved by the InternationalOrganization for Standardization (ISO). It is theunique identification code for a particular bank. Thesecodes are used when transferring money betweenbanks by international wire transfers. If you don’tknow your bank’s SWIFT or BIC Code, please contactyour bank or have a look on your bank statement.
  16. 16. 6. Frequently Asked QuestionsBank Account FAQsQ:Entering Bank Account Information:What do I enter into the Bank Name andBank address fields?A: You need to enter the name and address of thebank that holds your account. This is very importantas your payment will fail if this is incorrect.If you cannot find this information on your bankstatement contact your bank to get the bank addresswhere your account is held.Q:Entering Bank Account Information: Does theAccount Holder Name of my bank account haveto match my Company Name?A: The Account Holder Name you provide for bankingdoes not need to match your Company Name.
  17. 17. 6. Frequently Asked QuestionsTax Details FAQsQ: Who is Telefonica Global Applications? Q: Entering Tax Details: I am a developer based outside of the EU and need to have VATA: Telefonica Global Applications (TGA for short) or any other taxes applied to my invoices.is the company set up to administer the back end How do I do this?legal, administration and tax processes associatedwith BlueVia. A: If you have selected your Tax Country as a country outside of the EU then you have theQ: Where is TGA based for tax purposes? opportunity to enter your required VAT Rate as a % and Other Taxes rate as a %. Whatever you enterA: TGA is based in Spain. As a result BlueVia here will be applied to your invoice so you canaccounting is based on Spanish and EU tax account for this with your local tax authority.law. This means if you based on Spain; IVAand Retenciones a Cuenta are calculated in NOTE: TGA is unable to recover VAT or Otheraccordance with local Spanish tax law. If you are Taxes. As a result the equivalent amount will bebased in a country elsewhere in the EU, we will deducted from the amount paid to you.calculate VAT based on EU VAT law. Q: Entering Tax Details: I am based in Spain forFor all other countries it is your responsibility to Tax purposes. Is Withholding Tax applied to myenter any VAT or other tax information that needs earnings?to be applied to your invoices. A: No. As the earnings are not moving out of SpainQ: Entering Tax Details: How do I submit there is no Withholding Tax applied.tax status information so I can receive myBlueVia proceeds? Q: Entering Tax Details: I am in a country that DOES NOT have a Double Taxation AgreementA: Go to My Account> My Payment Info > Tax with Spain. What effect does this have on mydetails. Here you can enter your tax details. If you payments from BlueVia?do not enter these details BlueVia will not let youlaunch an app as we cannot calculate what you A: For all countries that do not have a Doubleare owed. Taxation Agreement with Spain a flat rate of 24% will be deducted from your profit share.Q: Entering Tax Details: I need to change my Unfortunately this is law and whether you areTax Details information. What do I do? selling Apps or Oranges this tax applies.A: If your tax details change you need to Q: Entering Tax Details: I am in a country thatupdate your details. Go to My Account> My DOES have a Double Taxation Agreement withPayment Info >Tax details and simply amend Spain. What information do I need to send inthe tax details. We will store the new account order to prove I am an official tax resident?information automatically. A: Please email invoicing@bluevia.com. We willPlease note we use the tax details that are stored tell you what you need to do.on the 6th calendar of the month (or the next UKworking day if the 6th falls on a UK Bank Holiday Q: Entering Tax Details: I am in a country thator weekend). Please ensure you enter it before the DOES have a Double Taxation Agreement6th of the month. with Spain. What effect does this have on my payments from BlueVia?Q: Entering Tax Details: What is tax country? A: If you have supplied us with a Tax ResidenceA: In this field you need to select the country Certificate and we have verified this, noyou, as an individual or company, reside for tax Withholding Tax will apply.purposes. This is very important as taxes arecalculated based on where you reside fortax purposes.
  18. 18. 6. Frequently Asked QuestionsTax Details FAQsQ: I live in a country where being VATregistered in the EU is optional. As a result Ido not have an EU VAT number. Can I stilluse BlueVia?A: Unfortunately it is mandatory that you havea valid EU VAT number. Contact your local taxauthority to register for VAT. Once your registrationhas been processed they will send you a VATnumber. Once you receive this enter it into the TaxDetails section.
  19. 19. 6. Frequently Asked QuestionsPayment Process FAQsQ: What is the payment threshold?A: The payment threshold is the amount you need toearn in order to get paid. It is set at €200. If you donot earn this amount during a month it will be carriedover until your “accrual” reaches €200.You can view your accrual on the online reports.Q: What date do I get paid?A: Funds are released from our account on the25th calendar day of the month. Whether youreceive this on the day depends on where your bankis located and what systems they have in place.Sometimes it can take up to 4 working days toappear in your account.Q: How do I invoice TGA?A: Invoices are generated on your behalf and you aresent a copy when we make a payment to you.Q: How will I know when I have been paid andwhat amount?A: We will send you a remittance advice whichprovides a full breakdown for you.Q: Who do I contact if I have a query on thepayment amount:A: Email payment@bluevia.com. The team willinvestigate any issues you have.

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