NATS4 is able to account for different taxes based on region and also allows you to configure whether or not you want to deduct these taxes from your affiliate's payouts. This is important, as setting correct taxes will ensure an accurate Profit & Loss Report in the Reporting Admin.
Setting Up Taxes
To set up taxes in NATS, navigate to the Billers Admin and click the Taxes tab in the top left corner. On the Biller Taxes page, you will be able to configure taxes for different regions.
Select any number of countries and/or regions from the Countries list, or select 'All countries' to apply a tax across all countries and regions. We recommend selecting the overall region for certain taxes to cover traffic that cannot be determined to originate from a specific country. For example, if you are configuring EU VAT in your NATS installation, you would want to select EU countries as well as the 'Europe *' option at the bottom of the list of countries.
You will then have to enter the tax rate that NATS should account for. You can choose between a flat rate or a percentage of each transaction. Simply input the tax in the 'Flat Charge' or '(%) Charge' fields.
The "Deduct" column chooses when NATS factors in your configured Taxes. There are four Deduct options offered by NATS:
- Never deducts taxes from the affiliate or Profit & Loss Report. This prevents your Profit & Loss Report from reporting accurate losses.
- After Affiliate Payout causes taxes to be deducted only after affiliates have received their share of a client's gross profit. Using this option, the entire tax is deducted from the client's profits.
- From Affiliate Payout causes taxes to be deducted directly from the payment an affiliate receives. Using this option, the entire tax is deducted from the affiliate's payouts.
- Before Affiliate Payout causes affiliates to be paid their share of the net profit after taxes have been deducted. Using this option, the client and the affiliate split the tax equally.
Once you have filled out all necessary information for your regional tax, click the "Add" button. To edit your configured taxes, click the "Edit Tax" icon in the Actions column for the tax you want to edit. To delete your configured taxes, click the "Delete Tax" icon in the Actions column.