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Amazon wants non US person tax information - HELP

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Michlap, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. Michlap

    Michlap Regular Member

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    Hi

    I am from the UK

    I have a amazon.com accosiates account

    In order to be paid from Amazon they would have to send me a cheque

    However now they want me to fill in tax information

    I get this message

    "You have selected that you are a non-U.S. person for tax purposes. We will now gather your personal or organization information to complete the applicable IRS tax form"

    What the hell does this mean? Will they report this income back to the UK or something?
     
  2. Brad100

    Brad100 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just fill it in, they require everyone to do that. What do you mean if they will report the income back to UK?. I filled the same thing recently, even though I have not requested a payout yet, everything seems fine.
     
  3. Michlap

    Michlap Regular Member

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    Did it not ask you for a tax number?
     
  4. emailextractions

    emailextractions Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is the W8-BEN form from the IRS.
    This is a standard form that you should get used to filling in if you do a ton of business with usa companies and do not live in the usa.
     
  5. Michlap

    Michlap Regular Member

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    but what does it mean? It scares me.

    Will they put me in jail if I dont say what I've earned ?lol
     
  6. Brad100

    Brad100 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Nah man, you probably won't get jailed for this LOL. I just provided my tax number when they asked for it.