Self publish and keep your money

Posted on December 16, 2012


If you have ever wanted to self publish on Amazon through the kindle platform, this is essential information. If you do not reside in the U.S., you must go through the process of getting an EIN number to be able to fill out and submit the WBEN8 form – the holy grail, and what you need so as not to have 30% of your revenue held back in taxes. This is definitely satisfying – enjoy.



***Update May 2016***

Please be aware: I am closing comments on this post. It was published 4 years ago and last updated nearly 2 years ago and so I’m sure that there’s better, more up to date information elsewhere on the web. Thanks for stopping by. All my self-publishing ‘how to’ blogs are collected here in what I hope are useful categories.

****Update October 2014 – Read Me!****

From the Amazon KDP Tax Interview guide, October 2014:

“If you are claiming a reduced rate of withholding tax under an income tax treaty and do not have a U.S. TIN, provide your foreign (non-U.S.) income tax identification number to receive treaty benefits. This number is issued by your local tax authority or government for income tax purposes.”

That’s right, folks. Now – thanks to changes in something called FATCA (thanks Marcela of Beyond Frontiers Tax for the heads up!) –

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