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If I complete the tax interview, does that mean that I will not have U.S. tax deducted from my payments?

Symptoms

  • I am an Asset Store Publisher and have been asked to complete a tax interview
  • I am wondering if this gets me out of paying U.S tax.

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Resolution

Not necessarily. The amount of tax the U.S. deduction varies and will depend on your country of tax residency, the information you provide during the tax interview (such as your U.S. or Foreign TIN), and/or if there is a treaty between that country and the U.S. that reduces U.S. tax withholding.

Typically, U.S. publishers who complete the tax interview and provide their U.S. TIN will be exempt from any U.S. tax withholding.

Non-U.S. publishers completing the tax interview will be exempt from U.S. tax withholdings if the services were performed outside the U.S. The rate of tax for non-U.S. publishers will vary from 0% to the maximum of 30%.

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Disclaimer: Information in this article does not constitute tax, legal, or other professional advice. To find out how this legislation will affect you or your business, or if you have other questions, please contact your tax, legal, or other professional advisor. Please keep in mind the IRS may update their forms and requirements at any time. While we do our best to keep this information up to date, the IRS may have made changes. The most current IRS form, information and instructions will supersede any information provided in this FAQ. All IRS forms and instructions are available online at http://www.irs.gov

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