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« on: January 06, 2010, 15:35 »
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06/01/2010 21:29
 ModeratorWE WANT OUR W7 LETTERHi All,

good news, as it stands right now, no ITIN will be needed for treaty to apply, therefor the W8ben form will be sufficient for the treaty to apply, so the vast majority should have a 0% or a very low withholding rate.   Just submit your W8 forms correctly and wait for validation. Once your W8 form has been validated, you'll be done.  

A refund for the taken taxes so far will apply to each account within the next few days.

we will soon make an official announcement. Check blog and forums later on.

I hope you are all happy campers now  

Daniela

Director, Fotolia United Kingdom


http://www.fotolia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=24454




Denis ;D ;D :)
« Last Edit: January 06, 2010, 15:38 by cybernesco »


« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 15:38 »
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Denis I think you made my day my friend!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 15:46 »
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actually there is a simpler way.

my colleague, a canadian music composer, stated to me that during the time when mp3 was fledgling representing indie musicians,  canadian musicians needed only to submit their SIN (if you're canadian ), and the equivalence in other treaty countries , and no tax withheld would apply. this has to be linked to a canadian address, not a p.o. box, or whatnot.

there was no need for anything other than your Social Insurance Number, and a canadian home address.

i mention canadian because my colleague is canadian.

« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 15:51 »
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Denis I think you made my day my friend!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Thank you Giuseppe :)

« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 15:51 »
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Well done Denis. You are a star __ take a heart for your trouble too!

« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010, 15:53 »
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actually there is a simpler way.

my colleague, a canadian music composer, stated to me that during the time when mp3 was fledgling representing indie musicians,  canadian musicians needed only to submit their SIN (if you're canadian ), and the equivalence in other treaty countries , and no tax withheld would apply. this has to be linked to a canadian address, not a p.o. box, or whatnot.

there was no need for anything other than your Social Insurance Number, and a canadian home address.

i mention canadian because my colleague is canadian.



I am canadian and I went through this process before with SS a few months ago and the IRS would not take my SIN. Denis

« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2010, 15:59 »
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Well done Denis. You are a star __ take a heart for your trouble too!

Thank you gostwyck :)

« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010, 16:04 »
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actually there is a simpler way.

my colleague, a canadian music composer, stated to me that during the time when mp3 was fledgling representing indie musicians,  canadian musicians needed only to submit their SIN (if you're canadian ), and the equivalence in other treaty countries , and no tax withheld would apply. this has to be linked to a canadian address, not a p.o. box, or whatnot.

there was no need for anything other than your Social Insurance Number, and a canadian home address.

i mention canadian because my colleague is canadian.



I am canadian and I went through this process before with SS a few months ago and the IRS would not take my SIN. Denis

it figures. that must have been during the time when Reagan and Mulroney were jigging to When Irish Eyes are smiling  ;)  and ties were closer bet Canucks and Yanks  ::)

« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2010, 16:10 »
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Thanks for the news Denis.  I thought it would only be a matter of time after seeing what shutterstock went through.  I hope not many people started to apply for the ITIN.  Nice to be getting the money back as well.  The first good news I have seen from FT in a long time.

« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2010, 16:18 »
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Thanks for the news Denis.  I thought it would only be a matter of time after seeing what shutterstock went through.  I hope not many people started to apply for the ITIN.  Nice to be getting the money back as well.  The first good news I have seen from FT in a long time.

I would like to thank you as well for the very good tax info you came up with. I think it was a matter of time as well. We just made things go a little quicker and save some money. I would like to thank Warren and Princess Zelda as well for their effort.  I think this is how a forum should be. Denis
« Last Edit: January 06, 2010, 16:21 by cybernesco »

« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2010, 16:30 »
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Yay! And a big thank you to all who "stuck-up" for us on this issue xxx

« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2010, 16:46 »
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Thanks Denis and all who have been lobbying. We can work for the common good.  ;)

« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2010, 17:10 »
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Sending out a big wet kiss to everyone who lobbied on my Canadian behalf!  Thanks guys!

Hey, if I filled out an online form that was approved in November or December when this all started, that was the W-8BN I think, I don't have to do it again?

« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2010, 17:12 »
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Indeed thanks so much Denis (and others) for all the sorting and searching things out, lobbying etc!!!
I was just wondering why i had a photo credit on FT for the exact amount they withdrew a couple of days ago, then saw the good news here. Don't think you'll have to fill it in again since they already are paying back the witholdings.
Gracias gracias :)

« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2010, 17:14 »
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Hallelujah! :)  And thanks to Denis and anyone else who has been putting a lot of effort into trying to resolve this tax issue.

« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2010, 17:19 »
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Ahhh! What a relief!  Merci Denis, on t'en doit une!

Now if you could only make my W8 form go through this silly tranfer error, please try again  ;D  ;D  ;D

Claude

« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2010, 17:23 »
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Wow!
Big, big THANK YOU to Dennis, Warren, Sharpshot, FD-Amateur, Princess, Linn, CPhoto, (to name just a few) and everyone else who kept on posting either here, or directly on Fotolia's forum!

I kept on following on your steps :)
Thank you!

@Warren,
You were right.
I have a feeling that the hassle of having to post by mail thousands and thousands of letters to more and more contributors was an important factor in the breaking of this deal.
That's why I asked for my official letter.
They just couldn't face the trouble :)
Regardless, this is good news.
Let's enjoy it :)

« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2010, 17:37 »
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No doubt... I am very glad that Fotolia dug deeper, and found out that the IRS does not require an ITIN number for foreign contributors to obtain treaty rates....

BUT... I'm still feel very burnt by Fotolia... specifically their lack of communication with contributors about this entire issue...

Needless to say, I will be keeping a wary eye on Fotolia from now on...

« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2010, 18:00 »
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Another message from Daniela:



Hi All,

An official Fotolia announcement regarding the Tax situation will be supplied shortly. 

thanks for your patience and apologies for the confusion!

Daniela

Director, Fotolia United Kingdom

« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2010, 18:38 »
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Ahhh! What a relief!  Merci Denis, on t'en doit une!

Now if you could only make my W8 form go through this silly tranfer error, please try again  ;D  ;D  ;D

Claude

Merci y'a pas de problme. C'a fait plaisir Claude. Tank you. Denis :)
« Last Edit: January 06, 2010, 18:40 by cybernesco »

« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2010, 18:50 »
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Hey all,
 Yeah great news, and its all down to the power of people, if only Fotolia had thought about this first before rushing in, but hey alls well that ends well, I was very lucky and had no US sales since Jan 1st and in all honesty havent had loads anyway, but its the pricipal and we shall now all go back to uploading  ;D
Thanks to all who helped we did a grand job  ;)

Warren

« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2010, 18:52 »
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Merci Denis :)

« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2010, 18:54 »
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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2010, 18:58 »
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Great news! Thanks to everyone who kept nagging on Fotolia to get their facts right. Too bad they handled it so poorly, all of this could have been avoided...

lisafx

« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2010, 19:08 »
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Great news!  Congratulations on your persistence!!
:D


 

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