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Author Topic: US tax requirements for non-Americans? Getty? Shutterstock?  (Read 3393 times)

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grp_photo

« on: April 21, 2009, 14:07 »
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Okay i make a new thread since photoshelter is gone.
I recently became my invitation for the Getty Images Creative Stills and after signing the Getty Images Contributor Agreement i'm struggling with their requirement for a w7 and an irs--w8ben -forms. Is this really necessary? I'm a submitter to Shutterstock for over 4 years and a contributor to Corbis for over 5 years and never filled out such forms or being asked to do so.
Any non-American have experience with this?
I personally don't wan't to give any us-government personal information.
Are any non-American Getty-Contributors in this forum, what is your experience? Did you fill out the form? And if you did not does they really actually withhold this 30% from your royalties?


RT


« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 14:59 »
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And if you did not does they really actually withhold this 30% from your royalties?

Yes they do.

grp_photo

« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 15:22 »
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Okay thank you RT, but why i need it for Getty and not for Shutterstock there is the difference?

RT


« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 16:50 »
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Okay thank you RT, but why i need it for Getty and not for Shutterstock there is the difference?

Can't help with that one, it's something to do with their tax laws which I don't understand. Submit the forms, they're a respectable company. Or don't submit the forms and pay the 30% which is tax deductable at this end anyway.


 

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