Do I need to submit a W-8 tax form?

If you’re an international publisher, we’ll need a completed W-8 tax form on file for you. This is a form for non-US individuals and businesses that are earning income from a US source (that’s AdThrive!). You can read more about the W-8 form here on the IRS website.

Should I choose the W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E?

Choose the W-8BEN form if you file as an individual and choose the W-8BEN-E form if you file as a business.

What do I select for FATCA status?

FATCA status has to do with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. This section of the form is relevant to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) that act as an intermediary, receiving money from the US on behalf of an individual or another business.

From what we’ve seen, this likely does not apply to you as a publisher. Most publishers who fill out a W-8 form select “Active NFFE” for their FATCA status which stands for “Non-Financial Foreign Entity”.

Note: Please talk to a tax professional if you have additional questions on how you should fill out your tax form.
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