Ok, so I am in the very preliminary/testing stages of doing a jv with a person in australia selling items that 'he' sources in AUS and uses my ebay account to sell. I take a small cut of gross proceeds of each transaction. My dillemma lies here: Obviously, since I am a U.S. citizen, our tax structuring is beyond stringent. All items are sold on my aged ebay U.S. account but on the AUS ebay site, and ONLY sold/shipped within australia. However, all payments from customers currently go directly to my u.s. paypal account, in which I tally up all ebay fees and paypal fees then send him his cut via bank wire once positive feedback is received. Far from optimal... I do not want this as a short-term solution at all. So my question is...what would be some of the top forms of payment and the optimal solution in a jv that is conducted overseas? He is already open to giving me sales receipts for each item sold, and I keep thorough records of all ebay transaction detals/paypal fees in an xls spreadsheet. But the fact that paypal is involved in a potentially large scale endeavor does not sit well with me at all. Would it be in my best interest both from a logical and financial protection perspective to have the buyers pay 'him' directly instead of me, then he sends me my cut? (assuming I trust him to ship the items as well as pay me). And if so, what forms of payment that can be tied in with Paypal do you guys recommend? I've looked into escrow, and that honestly appears to be the top choice, but the fees are admittedly a little higher than desired. I just read countless stories of paypal chargebacks months later and do not want to deal with the sort of antics associated with the company over the years. Though I don't have much worries about using them for my regular small-scale ebay sales. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!