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Tax Information

Do I have to pay taxes on my KDP sales?

The short answer: yes. Amazon requires all publishers, including nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations, to provide valid taxpayer identification in order to comply with U.S. tax reporting regulations. Tax withholding and specific requirements vary based on whether you are a U.S. person or non-U.S. person.

According to the IRS, for U.S. federal tax purposes, a U.S. person includes, but is not limited to:
  • An individual who is a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien
  • A partnership, corporation, company, or association created or organized in the U.S. or under the laws of the U.S.
  • Any estate (other than a foreign estate)
  • A domestic trust (as defined in Regulations section for Forms W-9 not required to be signed 301.7701-7)

General Tax Resources

Use the links below to learn more about taxes and your KDP account.

Resources for non-U.S. publishers

If you are a non-U.S. publisher interested in claiming tax treaty benefits to reduce your withholding, you have to provide a tax identification number (TIN). If you have a U.S. TIN (ITIN for individuals, EIN for non-individuals), you must provide it. If you don't have a U.S. TIN and the tax authority in your country issues an income tax identification number, you may enter it to claim treaty benefits.

If your income is connected with a U.S. trade or business, and you file a U.S. income tax return, you are required to provide a U.S. TIN (ITIN or EIN for individuals; EIN for non-individuals) when completing the IRS Form W-8ECI. In general, your income is effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business if you have employees in the U.S., own, lease or control equipment or other assets in the U.S. that you use to generate revenue, or have a permanent establishment in the U.S.

It is not necessary to have a TIN in order to complete the tax questionnaire. However, any reduction of the statutory withholding tax rate (30%) applicable to your U.S. source payments will not apply until you can provide a TIN. If you are in the process of applying for a U.S. TIN, you can submit your tax information now in our online tax questionnaire without a TIN, and then retake the questionnaire once you receive your TIN from the IRS.

A U.S. TIN may take the form of:

  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)
Use the links below to learn more about how to obtain an tax identification number.

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