why I'm paying so many Sell taxes?


#21

If you still having issues with the taxes, you probably have to contact Envato taxes team via this email taxinfo@envato.com They will help you with clarifying everything regarding the taxes


#22

You pay 30% Royalty Withholding Tax on US sales, that means you have submitted the W-8 form but without your Georgian Tax Payer ID!

Georgia has a 0% double taxation treaty with the USA, but you can only benefit from this treaty if you provide your Georgian Tax Payer ID in the W-8 form.


#23

Really? I have mentiond this section that I have not Id number. in this case, can i manage again this form?


#25

if u did not arrange tax things with irs, u are surely broken in half lol as tehy will consider u as a US author and take the tax as a us citizen …


#26

maybe calling teh irs on the phone would be easier for u then … at least they can explain to u what is happening. just a question , your info fron your account and the form that u are supposed to have fulfilled were the same right?


#27

HI. When somebody from US buy an item of mine, I have a tax of 21% (US Royalty Withholding Tax). Way too much, but that´s the cruel reality. There´s nothing you can do, unless your country has a US Tax Treaty.


#28

I have a tax of 21% (US Royalty Withholding Tax

What to say about me, I have a tax of 30% (US Royalty Withholding Tax) :sweat_smile:


#29

My god…that´s a lot of money 30% tax :man_facepalming:


#30

From the FAQ (Tax-Information-Form-W-8-Requirements-for-non-US-Authors):

I don’t have a US TIN or a foreign tax identity number, what should I do?

If your country of residence has a tax treaty with the US, you need to include your Foreign Tax ID Number on your tax information.


#31

where you from? My friend from Georgia is here as seller and he does not pay additional taxes


#32

I´m from Argentina. And we have no US Tax Treaty. That´s why that tax :pensive:


#33

I’m confused now, you don’t have a treaty with the US and they deduct just 21% and why they deduct from me 30% :thinking:


#34

I´d like to help you but I´m not a tax expert unfortunately. That´s why I take this the way it is, trust Envato, and no further questions from my side. There´s not much to do I guess.


#35

For sure, I’m trusting Envato I’m here since 6 years ago, but I’m just wondering. I thought you might know :slight_smile:


#36

No, don´t know. I submitted the Non US Person form when I started here and that´s all. Some authors here want sales from US, but in my case I get more money with sales from outside US because of tax :man_shrugging: