US Royalty Withholding Tax For Italian Authors

Hi Everyone!

I’m an italian Author and i noticed that since one week or two Envato is charging the US Royalty Withholding Tax on my incomes that it seems to be 5%!
Is there any other Italian Author that has noticed this changing? I’ve never seen or paid the US Royalty Withholding Tax until now thanks to Italy/US tax treaty!


There is a discrepancy, the tax treaty table from the IRS says 0%

but the tax treaty itself (ratified by Italy in 2009) sets 5% - article 12 (2a)

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Hi @Sealord
Thanks for your answer! i still try to understand what it is correct though :slight_smile: