Monday, December 31, 2018


     After our last post questioning the rather shady connections between Vox Day's fundraising figures and his actual sales numbers, an astute reader pointed out that tax laws in the European Union and the United States have a noticeable difference. EU countries impose a Value-Added Tax (VAT) for goods manufactured within member nations. Now if Vox' sales are really so formidable that "industry leaders are quaking in their boots', then this should be reflected in EU tax records. 

    As a background here, Vox started up Castalia House in 2014 after getting kicked out of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association for trolling and doxxing other members. This project was supposed to dominate the publishing industry---which of course it hasn't. In 2017, Arkhaven Comics was added to the CH 'empire'. Vox outsourced the company to Finland, where it is registered as a domestic corporation. 

     Vox himself is an expat to Italy---which by the EU's own admission is a notorious haven for EU tax cheats. From there and from Finland, both former members of the WW2 Axis Powers, Vox is constantly undermining American culture, religion, and politics as furiously as the domestic parasites on the Far Left do. 

     But that aside, we find some interesting things about Castalia House by consulting the Finnish tax records. Here is their entry in the Business Index:

      One of things that is noteworthy is that CH isn't even listed as a publisher; which is rather odd considering that Vox is constantly boasting about being an 'industry leader.' The main line of business listed here is 'computer programming activities.'  It's somewhat strange that when one goes to the CH link at Vox' blog, this page comes up:

     But when one goes to the website at the Finnish Business Index, this page comes up instead:

    'Alpenwolf' does provide a link to CH, but it's mostly a video-game site. CH is actually listed as an alternative, or affiliated name for Alpenwolf. But it does seem a bit fishy that Vox is representing to his followers one thing and to the Finnish Government another. Which brings up the secondary question of where donors' money to Vox' crowdfunding campaigns actually go. The defunct campaign on Indiegogo lists 'Arkhaven Comics' of Helsinki as the sponsor. But as we've seen, Arkhaven operates under a company not even registered as a publisher. 

     Under Finnish Tax Laws, publishers are subject to a VAT of 10%, which is collected by the European Union Tax Authority. And there is no VAT registration number connected with Alpenwolf, Castalia House, or Arkhaven. According to the Business Index, this company held a VAT Registration until 2015, and has not been renewed. 

      What does this mean? Finland has an exemption from VAT for businesses whose products gross less than 10,000 Euros per annum. (about $11,470 US dollars) Thus it means that CH's entire output grosses less than $11, 470---this includes all of their 'groundbreaking' science-fiction; Arkhaven Comics; Jordanetics; Vox Day's writings: etc. Divided by 12, this figure comes out to a paltry $955.83 in average monthly sales, at best. 

    To put that figure in perspective, consider that the average SSDI benefits for an American welfare recipient is $1,125 monthly. And we have a series of misrepresentations on top of it all. 

     And all of those hundreds of thousands of donated funds? Well, their whereabouts still remains a mystery. 

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