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Need help getting payment from ShopStyle from outside US

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by iambab, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. iambab

    iambab Newbie

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    Hello to all..

    I hope that experienced brothers here can guide me with my problem.

    I joined shopstylecollective a few week backs and never expected much. I logged in yesterday and realized that I am eligible for my first check. Hurray?!

    However, I just read their terms (I know I should have really read it thoroughly before I registered) and saw this:

    "YOU MAY ONLY USE THE SHOPSTYLE COLLECTIVE SERVICE IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE EUROPEAN UNION, CANADA, OR AUSTRALIA. ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF THE SHOPSTYLE COLLECTIVE SERVICES IS PROHIBITED IN ANY UNAUTHORIZED COUNTRY AND VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW."

    I am not the US and my country was not on the list of countries in their dropdown. I selected "United States" anyways. Now they are asking me for information like Tax ID Type, Tax ID #, Tax address etc.

    I was wondering if anyone can advise me on this? Perhaps I can registed for an LLC, and get a US bank account and PP account? I hope to do this legally, ideally. I am fine with paying the taxes due to the IRS, as long as I can get the remaining back =)

    Please help me and share know your experiences with me.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. iambab

    iambab Newbie

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    Guess no one here is familiar with the situation, but just in case anyone is experiencing the same thing, I'll just update my findings in this thread.

    I have contacted shopsty1ecollec+ive and have confirmed that incorporating an LLC just to join that is not legal as they strictly on cater to residents of the countries they are in, namely US, UK, Canada and Australia.
     
  3. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    don't they offer Payoneer payments? so you can select a country where you aren't required to provide the tax id, SSN etc (or if you need to, they won't really check it i guess, if it's not the US) and just give them a fake address, but your real name, so it will match with the name on your Payoneer card, so you can get paid, but that's only if they provide Payoneer payments or Paxum or something along those lines
     
  4. iambab

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    no they don't, sadly. they only pay via PayPal. =(
     
  5. asphero

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    Do you solve this problem? I would like to join shopstylecollective