Non-US Self-Publisher? Tax Issues Don’t Need to be Taxing

carolmcram:

This is a very useful blog about tax implications for authors who are publishing on Amazon Kindle but who are not US citizens and don’t pay taxes in the United States. Reblogged from Catherine Caffeinated. Check it out.

Originally posted on Catherine, Caffeinated:

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***UPDATE APRIL 2013: First of all, thanks to David for writing the post that never stops giving. We’re still going with comments over a year later, and I’d recommend every new reader take the time to read through them as your question has in all likelihood already been answered. Yes, I know there’s a lot of them, but people have a lot of questions. Secondly, you might want to note the comment from Lis Sowerbutts that describes her post-EIN dealings with the IRS. If they have withheld money from you in a previous year and you plan on submitting a US tax return to get it back, you MUST get an ITIN. If they haven’t withheld any money yet or they’ve withheld such a tiny amount you’re willing to let it go, an EIN is absolutely fine. It’ll do what you need. But if…

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Carol M. Cram is the author of "The Towers of Tuscany" about a woman painter in fourteenth century Italy (available now on Amazon). Before devoting herself full time to the writing of historical fiction, Carol enjoyed a career as an educator and author of numerous bestselling college textbooks for courses in computer applications and communications. In addition, she was on faculty at Capilano University in North Vancouver for two over decades. As Vice President of Clear Communications Consultants, she facilitated numerous communications workshops for corporate and government clients. Carol holds an MA in Drama from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Carol is currently working on her next novel and compiling a collection of short stories. She lives on beautiful Bowen Island near Vancouver, BC, with her husband, painter Gregg Simpson. When she is not writing, Carol loves taking walks among the arbutus trees, dancing Nia, volunteering with the local arts council, and traveling.
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