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Applying for a US ITIN

Apply for a U.S. Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) by filing Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.

Before Applying for an ITIN

As a non-U.S. resident, you may be eligible for a zero or reduced rate of U.S. tax withholding if your income is effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business, or if your country of permanent residence (the country where you claim to be a resident for purposes of that country's income tax) has an income tax treaty with the U.S.

Look for your country of permanent residence in the Copyrights column under Royalties in the list of tax treaty countries to check the applicable withholding rate. If your country of permanent residence is a part of this list, you may not need a U.S. Tax TIN (ITIN for individuals) to complete the Tax Interview. 

When to apply for an ITIN

If your country of permanent residence does not issue a Tax ID number (foreign Tax ID), but has an active treaty with the U.S., you may apply for a U.S. ITIN by filing Form W-7. Please reference the following resources on the IRS website for filling a W-7.

Please contact the IRS or consult your tax adviser if you need further guidance.

ITIN Support Letter

You may be eligible to receive an ITIN support letter from Amazon, subject to Amazon requirements, which include but are not limited to the following:
  1. Your country of permanent residence has an active tax treaty with the U.S.
  2. You've completed the KDP Tax Interview
  3. You've received a U.S. payment from KDP
If you meet these criteria, you can apply for an ITIN support letter from Amazon by contacting us. If approved, we'll provide the letter by mail. This letter may be used in your ITIN application, which you can submit to the IRS along with any other required documentation.

After obtaining an ITIN

After obtaining the ITIN, enter the ITIN on KDP's online Tax Interview Form and submit it to Amazon.

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