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Amazon affiliate and tax for non-usa citizen

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    I'm from Egypt and affiliate with amazon i got message something like "we cant pay you until you complete tax information" i don't have any tax numbers andi don't have any business in my country. I completed the information in the tax interview , and i find this message in my account "Amazon withholds tax according to U.S laws - the payment amount shown includes the tax withheld. Your current tax withholding rate is 30 % " so do i have to pay %30 of my earning every month ? any one of you non -usa citizen face this problem and how much tax you pay ?
     
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    so is this normal for non-usa to pay tax ? does any one face this issue. i find this message in the link above "I am not a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident. Am I required to provide you with tax information or fill out any U.S. tax forms, such as the W-8ECI? If you are not a U.S. citizen or resident, are not required to file U.S. tax returns, and do not have a business that is taxable in the U.S.: You are not required to provide us with tax information or fill out any U.S. tax forms, such as the W-8ECI. " so what i have to do?
     
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    You need to change your Tax Information, link 1, notifying them that you are NOT a US Citizen or US Resident. https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/help/t18/a6/
     
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    Merely being a member of the Amazon Associates US program does not mean that you supply your services both inside and outside the United States. If you made this selection error, retake the tax information interview by going to Associates Central >> Account Settings >> Change your Tax Information.
     
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    im editing tax interview again Are you an agent acting as an intermediary? i choose no .... is this right option ? Location of services performed? what does this mean ? and i i dont have any service inside or outside usa and i have to make choice inside or outside usa ! what i have to do
     
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    If you are a non-us citizen, you are only required to fill a W8 form which will be used by amazon to submit to the IRS so they can track where they sent the money, you don't have to pay anything in the usa or to amazon. They just collect info from outsiders to keep track and record of where their money is going, that is all. You will have to pay taxes on your own country depending on your countries laws.
     
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    There are several pages to go through confirming you are not a US citizen, follow the links in the financial information section and you would be good to go.
     
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    I am from Egypt and tried to apply for amazon affiliate program. In the verification phase when I entered my mobile number an error stated that amazon is prohibited to make calls to that number however I tried several numbers each correctly with the country code. How can I solve this issue?