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Joe

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How do I check if I've paid foreign tax on ebook sales?
Posted: Nov 14, 2017 6:20 AM
 
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I'm doing my self assessment tax return and it's asking me how much foreign tax I've paid on my ebook sales. Is there somewhere on this site (https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/) or elsewhere where I can check if I've paid any foreign tax on my ebook sales? I live in England if that helps at all.
cdalebrittain

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Re: How do I check if I've paid foreign tax on ebook sales?
Posted: Nov 14, 2017 6:44 AM   in response to: Joe in response to: Joe
 
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You won't have paid foreign tax for most of the world. The tax is added onto the purchase price by Amazon, not by you.

The only exception is the US, that collects tax on any US income, even if the income is earned by a non-American. But since you're in the UK, that has a tax treaty with the US, you aren't even paying US tax. (That is, if you aren't having 30% of your royalties withheld for US tax, and if you filled out the "tax interview" correctly you aren't.)
Salamander Mall...

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Re: How do I check if I've paid foreign tax on ebook sales?
Posted: Nov 14, 2017 9:27 AM   in response to: Joe in response to: Joe
 
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Taxes are deducted from your royalties by Brazil and Singapore (for India). They are not significant, but if you really want to know what they were, then download the Excel spreadsheets from previous months this year.
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Re: How do I check if I've paid foreign tax on ebook sales?
Posted: Nov 14, 2017 9:59 AM   in response to: Joe in response to: Joe
 
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If you're thinking of calendar year 2016, that information should have been in the form Amazon sent you in February or March or April.

As posted by another, I have few or no sales on BR or IN, so I don't fuss about this.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

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Joe

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Re: How do I check if I've paid foreign tax on ebook sales?
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:06 AM   in response to: Salamander Mall... in response to: Salamander Mall...
 
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Where would I find the Excel spreadsheets from previous months this year that explain how much foreign tax I've paid? I don't use this site very often, so I'm a bit lost. All I need is hard numbers on exactly how much foreign tax I've paid from 2014 to the present date, so if you could also tell me where I could find this information on the spreadsheet, I'd be very greatful.
Donna St Felix

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Re: How do I check if I've paid foreign tax on ebook sales?
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:08 AM   in response to: Joe in response to: Joe
 
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Joe wrote:
Where would I find the Excel spreadsheets from previous months this year that explain how much foreign tax I've paid? I don't use this site very often, so I'm a bit lost. All I need is hard numbers on exactly how much foreign tax I've paid from 2014 to the present date, so if you could also tell me where I could find this information on the spreadsheet, I'd be very greatful.

If you are in the USA, why do you think you would have paid foreign tax?
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