We don't ask for any sensitive information before your first payment is due, but we'd like to learn a bit about you before you sign up. What is the difference between the account types Individual, Self-employed and Corporation?
Account type: individual
If you are an individual, you are not tax-registered and you are not doing your own tax-return. Non-tax registered authors are welcome to use the platform, and will be asked to file and fill in a W-8BEN or W9 form.
Account type: self-employed / sole proprietor
If you are able to give invoices and do your own tax-return, you are probably self-employed / sole trader / sole proprietor. You are a legal person: your legal name is either your own name (it is common in the UK) or you have a business name. Self-employed authors are welcome to use the platform, and will be asked to file and fill in a W-8BEN or W9 form.
Account type: company
Publishing companies have a registered company entity with valid tax number, eg. EIN. Companies will be asked to file and fill in a W-8BEN-E or W9 form.