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« on: December 29, 2011, 20:51 »
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Why do we need to provide ITIN to DP for contributors from countries with tax treaty with USA?

Shutterstock, Fotolia, istock, RF123, Canstock, Bigstock and almost every other microstock don't require such a condition. They have found out we don't need ITIN.

Applying ITIN is such a pain. You practically need to hire a lawyer or accountant in USA to help you with it which easily costs you $250. A friend has tried to do it himself. His applications were rejected by IRS 3 times with little reasons given.

According to DP we're going to face 30% tax withheld without ITIN.


« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 21:01 »
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never applied to an ITIN and so far not an issue, my tax form on DP is still on "awaiting" but on other agencies I have the same form, for me its 10% from US sales (not much actually from them, at least from what I see on SS), no need to apply to anything

« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 23:53 »
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Thanks luissantos84.

Please let us know how you go with your tax form on DP. I will not fill out my tax form there until this is clear.

I would have thought ShutterStock has irrevocably thrashed out once and for all that we don't need an ITIN.

Now we have to go through the whole circus again in DP.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2011, 05:03 by Sion »

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 04:23 »
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Still pending here, No ITIN, form was sent the day it was announced so should have been cleared by now.

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 20:20 »
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Why do we need to provide ITIN to DP for contributors from countries with tax treaty with USA?

Shutterstock, Fotolia, istock, RF123, Canstock, Bigstock and almost every other microstock don't require such a condition. They have found out we don't need ITIN.

Applying ITIN is such a pain. You practically need to hire a lawyer or accountant in USA to help you with it which easily costs you $250. A friend has tried to do it himself. His applications were rejected by IRS 3 times with little reasons given.

According to DP we're going to face 30% tax withheld without ITIN.

You don't need an ITIN. I'm not from the US (my country has a 0% tax treaty with the US) and I didn't have to apply for an ITIN either. Make sure you fill in this form as in individual to prevent any hassles.

« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 22:11 »
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Thanks luissantos84.
Please let us know how you go with your tax form on DP. I will not fill out my tax form there until this is clear.

everything seem ok, despite some bugs lately

« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 18:19 »
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So what's the story here? Anyone from outside the US got this sorted with Deposit Photos? Are they really keeping 30% of US sales if you don't have a tax ID number?

I've just applied to upload there (I'm in Australia, which has a treaty) but now that I see this crappy tax problem in view again I might change my mind :-\

« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 19:00 »
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So what's the story here? Anyone from outside the US got this sorted with Deposit Photos? Are they really keeping 30% of US sales if you don't have a tax ID number?

I've just applied to upload there (I'm in Australia, which has a treaty) but now that I see this crappy tax problem in view again I might change my mind :-\

yep regular form like the one you upload to FT, I have 10% from USA

« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 19:42 »
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So what's the story here? Anyone from outside the US got this sorted with Deposit Photos? Are they really keeping 30% of US sales if you don't have a tax ID number?

I've just applied to upload there (I'm in Australia, which has a treaty) but now that I see this crappy tax problem in view again I might change my mind :-\

yep regular form like the one you upload to FT, I have 10% from USA

thanks for the reply  :) but I'm still not clear on this. Do I have to supply an ITIN or not to get the treaty rate applied to US sales?

« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 19:47 »
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So what's the story here? Anyone from outside the US got this sorted with Deposit Photos? Are they really keeping 30% of US sales if you don't have a tax ID number?

I've just applied to upload there (I'm in Australia, which has a treaty) but now that I see this crappy tax problem in view again I might change my mind :-\

yep regular form like the one you upload to FT, I have 10% from USA

thanks for the reply  :) but I'm still not clear on this. Do I have to supply an ITIN or not to get the treaty rate applied to US sales?

sorry forgot it :/ I havent got/supply ITIN and I have the 10%

« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 20:25 »
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So what's the story here? Anyone from outside the US got this sorted with Deposit Photos? Are they really keeping 30% of US sales if you don't have a tax ID number?

I've just applied to upload there (I'm in Australia, which has a treaty) but now that I see this crappy tax problem in view again I might change my mind :-\

yep regular form like the one you upload to FT, I have 10% from USA

thanks for the reply  :) but I'm still not clear on this. Do I have to supply an ITIN or not to get the treaty rate applied to US sales?

sorry forgot it :/ I havent got/supply ITIN and I have the 10%


I see . . . thanks!  ;D

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