For sales made after March 1, 2018 (to be paid out in and starting from May 2018)
Please do not send us your W8 forms yet.
We'll start asking for W8 and W9 forms in late April or early May.
We don't withhold tax within the USA. We might withhold tax for publishers outside the USA: it'll depend on taxation agreements between the United States and your country. (If you don't know what tax withholding is, please check out this article.)
All USA taxpayers will be asked to fill in a W9 online form (for both individuals and companies).
The calculation of the taxation won't be done manually by us, but by an invoicing and taxation software. Depending on your circumstances (eg. if you have a US tax identification number (ITIN) or you run a company), there could be other certificates needed and the final percentage of withholding could be different from the percentages you see below. Everything will be done online.
Tax Identification Number
If you are in a country with a tax treaty with the United States, you need a tax identification number (TIN) to claim a treaty benefit. If you have a tax identification number in your own country, then add that into the W-8 form as foreign tax identification number. This is usually the number that you quote when you file your tax return in your own country. If you’re not sure if you have a tax identification number in your country, please talk to a tax adviser or accountant.
Alternatively, you can apply for an ITIN, a US tax identification number (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). If your country does not have a treaty with the US, it is not necessary to apply for ITIN, as you won't be able to claim a lower tax rate.
Non-US companies without a foreign country ID number can apply for a US Employer Identification Number (EIN). If you are unsure of whether you have a company ID you can use, please talk to a tax adviser or accountant in your country.
Rate of tax withholding
The percentage of withholding could be anything from 0% to 30%. Please check the list below for most likely withholding percentage in several countries. You can always visit the IRS website for more information.
|Country||Rate of withholding|
|Czech Republic||no withholding|
|Slovak Republic||no withholding|
|South Africa||no withholding|
|United Kingdom||no withholding|
For sales made until February 28, we do not withhold tax.
PublishDrive Kft. is a company registered in the European Union, and according EU laws your taxation depends on the legislation in your country. You are responsible for checking the local tax requirements for receiving income from the EU.For sales made until February 28, 2018 (to be paid out until end of April 2018)