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Chitika W8BEN

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by levans, May 14, 2013.

  1. levans

    levans Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I have a question about the Chitika w8Ben

    I don't live in the US and don't have anybody working there for me.

    I usually check off no US activities because that seems like the one that applies.

    Now Chitika is forcing me to do the W9 or W8BEN. Not even AdSense has asked for this, yet Chitika is saying they are requesting all their publishers are required to fill out the W8BEN or W9. Yet they do not have the Certification of No US Activities, which is the one that almost all networks have for people that do not live in the US and don't employ anyone in the US.

    Can Chitika ask for this without giving the option for Certification of No US Activities?
     
  2. Ricky Roma

    Ricky Roma Regular Member

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    If you dont fill W8BEN they will take 30% of your earnings. They need that to prove IRS that you are not US citizen.
     
  3. achitika

    achitika Newbie

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    To levans- My name is Amanda and I am the new Publisher Acquisition Manager here at Chitika. My apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Chitika's new policy requires all publishers to fill out these tax forms. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by accessing Chitika's website and contacting support. Thanks!
     
  4. achitika

    achitika Newbie

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    Ricky- My name is Amanda and I am the new Publsiher Acquisition Manager here at Chitika. Where did you receive this information? This information is not correct. Just to clarify, Chitika does not take any percentage if you do not provide your tax forms. Payments are put on hold until forms are submitted.
     
  5. Ricky Roma

    Ricky Roma Regular Member

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    Hi Amanda, I appreciate taking your time to answer on this thread. Im not Chitika publisher. Info I posted is based on my experience with affiliate networks I work/wokerd with.
    For example CJ
    Also withholding of 30% for not submitting W8BEN is mentioned by IRS:
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    www.irs.gov/instructions/iw8ben/ch01.html
     
  6. achitika

    achitika Newbie

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    Thanks Ricky. We do not withhold 30% if you do not submit the tax forms but like I said we do place a hold on the payment. Is there a reason why you haven't tried Chitika to monetize your web/blogsite?

    If you are not interested in running our ads, there are other way you can monetize. 25% of our publishers are what we call referrers. These publishers simply apply a banner to there web/blogsite and when someone signs up to become a Chitika Publisher, they receive 10% of the revenue that the referral earns for 10 months. It requires no work on your behalf, except for putting the banner on your site. Let me know if you are interested in becoming a referrer and I will help in any way I can:)
    A
     
  7. officialgt

    officialgt Regular Member

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    LOL how much will i earn on chitika just got it
     
  8. achitika

    achitika Newbie

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    officialgt- Welcome!! The amount of revenue generated varies on several factors including the quality of traffic clicking on the ads and the quality of advertisement being clicked on. CPC can range anywhere from $0.02 to some dollar amount.

    There are other way you can monetize with Chitika as well. 25% of our publishers are what we call referrers. These publishers simply apply a banner to there web/blogsite and when someone signs up to become a Chitika Publisher, they receive 10% of the revenue that the referral earns for 10 months. It requires no work on your behalf, except for putting the banner on your site. Let me know if you are interested in becoming a referrer and I will help in any way I can!
     
  9. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    you can submit this form online..its just few stepo process.