Avoid the 30% Tax Withholding for Non-US Self Publishers

This is a very important post for those who live outside of the US. I had no clue! Thanks Dave and Marta!

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Reduce Amazon Tax withholdings by 30 percent and set up an ACX account if you’re a non-US authors and increase your Kindle royalties in 5 easy steps.

Source: Avoid the 30% Tax Withholding for Non-US Self Publishers

3 thoughts on “Avoid the 30% Tax Withholding for Non-US Self Publishers

  1. Be sure to read the comments to the original post. It seems EINs are no longer accepted for individuals. I had to re-enter my tax info for Smashwords several months ago and used my personal tax ID number (known as a Social Insurance Number here in Canada). That worked, after 3 attempts. What it boils down to is if your country has a tax treaty with the US you shouldn’t be seeing 30% withdrawal, but EIN can be used only if you’re a company, not an individual. Note: I haven’t made any changes to my tax info on Amazon so far, just Smashwords.

  2. Be sure to read the comments to the original post. It seems EINs are no longer accepted for individuals. I had to re-enter my tax info for Smashwords several months ago and used my personal tax ID number (known as a Social Insurance Number here in Canada). That worked, after 3 attempts. What it boils down to is if your country has a tax treaty with the US you shouldn’t be seeing 30% withdrawal, but EIN can be used only if you’re a company, not an individual. Note: I haven’t made any changes to my tax info on Amazon so far, just Smashwords.

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