Hey there, i live in Dubai, and there is no income tax here, so i am not sure what all these tax things mean to me - i filled in the form and it told me > You have selected that you will not or are unable to provide a Tax Identity Number. You will not be entitled to claim treaty benefits and will be subject to a 30% withholding rate on your U.S. sales.
The United Arab Emirates have no tax treaty benefits with the US, so you don’t really need to provide a Tax ID Number, 30% percent will be taken from your US sales whether you provide a Number or not. I’m sorry.
To the people without tax treaties… still make sure that you fill out the form, even if you’re not submitting a tax ID. If you don’t fill out the form then you get 28% withheld on all sales. If you fill out the form without a tax ID then you get 30% withheld, but only on US sales.
Everything is so confused right now.
On the tax settings waas written I successfully submitted my w8 ben form, so it seems that everything was ok, but I have a doubt:
I readed an article where was explained to submit the w8ben form.
It requires a TIN, but I don’t have one, so I sent an e mail to ask if my fiscal code can replace it.
Maybe it’s just a different way we are talking about the same thing but name it in different way.
No one answered.
Can somebody confirm am I right?
Yes, Italy has 0% tax treaty benefits with the US. so if you want to benefit from that treaty you’ll need to submit a Tax ID Number or ITIN. Unfortunately I don’t know whether your Fiscal Code can be used in the Tax ID Number field or not. I suggest you ask a local tax advisor or ask other Italian authors about the Fiscal Code.