Many Residents use Second Life in a professional capacity. As such, being able to both keep and present detailed records of financial transactions is vitally important. To help you with this, we’ve added a new page to the “Your Account” section of the website: Account Statements.
You can now download individual monthly statements for each past month of your account’s existence, listing all of the US Dollar (not Linden Dollar) transactions between you and Linden Lab. These statements include each invoice and each payment you have made to Linden Lab for that month. There is also a summary section where transactions are grouped with totals for each type of transaction — so, for example, Europeans can see all of their VAT expenditure in one figure. The statements are downloadable in PDF format, which means you’ll need a PDF viewer (such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, or the PDF viewer included in Mac OS) to look at them.
We’re still tweaking the system here and there to make it more applicable to each country’s tax office; if yours has requirements that the statements don’t meet, please let us know in this survey. We hope you find the system useful!
Update: Some residents are seeing problems when trying to download statements using Internet Explorer, and also with fetching statements from April and earlier. Thanks for the bug reports! We hope to have fixes in place for both of these within the next day or so.
Second Update: The bugs listed above have now been fixed. Sorry about that!