I am very confused about this tax thing. I am from Pakistan and for my country, i see withholding tax rate is 0%. In a W-8 form, Tax ID Number is important to enter but since I’m an individual, not a US person and I have no Tax ID Number, what should I do? I saw the thread about this change in Envato Announcements and all the authors were not happy with that at all and they should be. Several authors commented that:
“They don’t have Tax ID Number and they are not US person”
and one of the Envato person replied that:
“As per the IRS Form W-8 instructions104 (see Line 6), if you don’t have a foreign tax identity number, you are not required to provide one and you can leave this question blank.”
What does that means…? Should i leave it blank too? If i do then will they still take 30% or 28% withholding tax out my sales profit…?