FAQ

How do I fill out the Amazon Affiliate W-8 Tax Form as a non-US individual?
It depends on your circumstances.You will probably have a form W8 BEN (for individuals/natural persons) or a form W8 BEN E (for corporations or other businesses that are not natural persons).Does your country have a double tax convention with the USA? Check here United States Income Tax Treaties A to ZDoes your income from Amazon relate to a business activity and does it specifically not include Dividends, Interest, Royalties, Licensing Fees, Fees in return for use of a technology, rental of property or offshore oil exploration?Is all the work carried out to earn this income done outside the US, do you have no employees, assets or offices located in the US that contributed to earning this income?Were you resident in your home country in the year that you earned this income and not resident in the US.Are you registered to pay tax on your business profits in your home country?If you meet these criteria you will probably be looking to claim that the income is taxable at zero % withholding tax under article 7 of your tax treaty as the income type is business profits arises solely from business activity carried out in your home country.
How do I find out whether I belong to the OBC creamy or non-creamy layer while filling out a form?
Please go to the caste census of 2011 to find out whether you are a backward caste . Then find out from the website of Backward Classes Commission whether you fall in OBC list .Having found that , the criteria is as under -You will be in non-creamy layer if your parents’ total annual income is not more than Rs.8 lakh . Your own income , if any , is not included . Any agricultural income of your parents is also not included .
How a Non-US residence company owner (has EIN) should fill the W-7 ITIN form out? Which option is needed to be chosen in the first part?
Depends on the nature of your business and how it is structured.If you own an LLC taxed as a passthrough entity, then you probably will check option b and submit the W7 along with your US non-resident tax return. If your LLC’s income is not subject to US tax, then you will check option a.If the business is a C Corp, then you probably don’t need an ITIN, unless you are receiving taxable compensation from the corporation and then we are back to option b.