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sarmyfan

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W-8BEN tax form
Posted: May 1, 2012 11:29 AM
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I am a UK based seller. Amazon tell me I need to submit to them a [b]W-8BEN[/b] U.S.A. tax form. Can any UK sellers help me with this please.
aps1969

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Re: W-8BEN tax form
Posted: May 15, 2012 7:33 AM   in response to: sarmyfan in response to: sarmyfan
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I'm half-way through the process!
Call the following number in the USA to speak to someone at the IRS
001-267-941-1099
They will as sine you a EIN (over the phone) which will then allow you to fill in the W-8BEN. You can find the form online - just do a search - and then send it to :
Amazon Digital Services
Attn: Vendor Maintenance
PO Box 80683
Seattle, WA
98108-0683
USA
Simples!
Hope this helps...
Andrew
(Author of Good Vibrations: Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie)
elenhawke

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Re: W-8BEN tax form
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 12:54 PM   in response to: aps1969 in response to: aps1969
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Do you mind me asking how long the call to the US was and how much it cost? I phoned the IRS office in london and was told to fill in a W-7 and take it with my passport to London (or send it to the London office)
giaitchison

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Re: W-8BEN tax form
Posted: Jun 28, 2012 5:23 AM   in response to: elenhawke in response to: elenhawke
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I did this last night, the call took about 20 minutes and cost me no more than $4.50, but that's because I have a capped calling rate to the US from my home phone line.

It was relatively easy and painless, lots of repeating stuff over and over again to make sure it is correct but that's ok.
unknownauthor

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Re: W-8BEN tax form
Posted: Jul 8, 2012 6:17 AM   in response to: sarmyfan in response to: sarmyfan
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Here is a step by step guide - from getting the EIN to filling in the form:

http://catherineryanhoward.com/2012/02/24/non-us-self-publisher-tax-issues-dont-need-to-be-taxing/

This made it so easy after MONTHS of trying to figure it all out!
sudrury

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Re: W-8BEN tax form
Posted: Jul 8, 2012 6:45 AM   in response to: unknownauthor in response to: unknownauthor
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Thanks so much for this information. Can you also explain how you establish a private publishing company?
unknownauthor

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Re: W-8BEN tax form
Posted: Jul 8, 2012 1:09 PM   in response to: sudrury in response to: sudrury
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I simply chose a name for my publishing company and set up a business account, through the bank for it. I didn't set myself up as a limited company. Just a sole-trader trading as.....
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