Tax forms for citizens outside of the USA?

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Tax forms for citizens outside of the USA?

Hey everyone,

I hope you have all had a great start to 2021! 

I have been thinking of creating a course for some time now and I am pretty excited to get started.

I am from Europe and not sure which tax form I am supposed to fill out for IRS. Does anyone know the tax form for a person residing outside of the States who is also not an American?

Another two questions I have are: would I be paying tax to both the US and my own country or solely to the US? And if it were the case that I would be paying tax to both the States and Spain, would it be worth making a course at all?

If anyone could help me out I would really appreciate it.

Thanks,
Tracey

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ElianaC
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HI @TraceyM Our tax form tool provides instructors with the ability to select from a variety of different tax forms, including:

    • W-9 (used by U.S. individuals and entities to certify their Tax ID number)
    • W-8BEN (used by non-U.S. individuals to certify that they are a beneficial owner or a financial account-holder, and claim treaty benefits)
    • W-8BEN-E (used by non-U.S. entities to certify they’re a beneficial owner or a financial account-holder, and claim treaty benefits)

We also support the ability to submit certain less-common types of forms through our Support Help Center:

    • W-8ECI (used by non-U.S. individuals or entities to certify they’re a beneficial owner receiving U.S.-sourced income that is effectively connected with US trade or business)
    • W-8EXP (used by non-U.S. governments or other tax-exempt entities to certify they’re a beneficial owner or a financial account-holder)
    • W-8IMY (used by non-U.S. entities to certify they’re an intermediary or flow-through entity receiving payments on behalf of another person)

Choosing the right form will depend on where you live, whether you’re an individual or entity, and other specifics. Since Udemy is unable to provide tax advice, we recommend that you consult with a tax advisor to ensure you’re using the right form and entering the information correctly. Also, for the second question, I'll recommend you to reach out to instructorsupport@udemy.com 

 

Regards,

Eliana

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