Non-US Amazon Affiliates - how do you get paid and do u pay taxes? where?

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Im currently in Latin America and I would like to link to amazon.com products for comissions.

Once i have enough money, Im not sure how I can get paid.

- Do they do international bank transfers?
- Do they send a mail cheque to international affiliates?

If you are already an international affiliate....

- Where do u pay taxes? (if you pay any)
- If i open a Bank account in America, I believe the IRS would force me to pay personal-income taxes like any other american. Can anyone confirm this?
- I was thinking I could open a bank account in the Bahamas and cash my cheques there and benefit from the 0% income tax.

MISC
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  • Profile picture of the author misc92
    Affiliates working with amazon com from abroad
  • Profile picture of the author SpinnerHawk
    They sent cheque to me, no international wire transfer option yet.

    I don't pay tax for it, kinda cool.
  • Profile picture of the author gotti3636
    I am quite sure that it does not matter which non-US country you are from, you will still need to pay income tax at your country's rate. For example, I live in Australia and I need to add up all my internet marketing earnings at the end of each financial year and pay tax on it as a lump sum. Tax is not automatically taken out, you need to declare it and pay tax on it separately... although it seems like a lot of people don't do this.
    • Profile picture of the author SpinnerHawk
      Yes you're right gotti, here in Indonesia we also have to declare it, but I'm one of the people that don't do it

      Originally Posted by gotti3636 View Post

      I am quite sure that it does not matter which non-US country you are from, you will still need to pay income tax at your country's rate. For example, I live in Australia and I need to add up all my internet marketing earnings at the end of each financial year and pay tax on it as a lump sum. Tax is not automatically taken out, you need to declare it and pay tax on it separately... although it seems like a lot of people don't do this.
    • Profile picture of the author HelpingYouBeAnExpert
      Originally Posted by AndrewG View Post

      I am quite sure that it does not matter which non-US country you are from, you will still need to pay income tax at your country's rate. For example, I live in Australia and I need to add up all my internet marketing earnings at the end of each financial year and pay tax on it as a lump sum. Tax is not automatically taken out, you need to declare it and pay tax on it separately... although it seems like a lot of people don't do this.
      Not true some people don't pay taxes like Dubai or Monaco or something there are still a few places where they don't take your money left I'm not sure where they are my money gets taken every quarter but I would love not to pay taxes if I could. Just wishful thinking.
  • Profile picture of the author Mark72
    I'm in the UK and get paid monthly by cheque.

    I declare the tax myself each year.
    • Profile picture of the author whitworldwide
      So, to be clear:

      If I am not a US citizen and do not reside in the US, I do not need to pay taxes from my Amazon affiliate commissions?

      I only need to pay tax within the country I reside?
  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    transferred straight to bank and yes I pay taxes.... I am a UK citizen so I pay UK tax :-)
  • Profile picture of the author guitarizma
    Originally Posted by misc92 View Post

    Im currently in Latin America and I would like to link to amazon.com products for comissions.

    Once i have enough money, Im not sure how I can get paid.

    - Do they do international bank transfers?
    - Do they send a mail cheque to international affiliates?

    If you are already an international affiliate....

    - Where do u pay taxes? (if you pay any)
    - If i open a Bank account in America, I believe the IRS would force me to pay personal-income taxes like any other american. Can anyone confirm this?
    - I was thinking I could open a bank account in the Bahamas and cash my cheques there and benefit from the 0% income tax.

    MISC
    Don't worry about taxes bro, if they don't come for you, you are safe unless you earn in millions in which case you'd have enough to fight it out at an international court

    Just update your address there and accept cheques. You can cash it at your local bank
  • Profile picture of the author successkickstarter
    I get paid via cheque, and YES I do pay taxes
  • Profile picture of the author juntenx
    in indonesia by cheque,, u can use payoneer too ...
  • Profile picture of the author vwaldeck
    So easy. Apply for a Payoneer card. They give you a USA bank account acceptable to Amazon for EFT payments. Here's my link: http://valwaldeck.com/payoneer. When you get your first $100 commission from Amazon, Payoneer will give you and me both a $25 gift! Excellent facility used by folks all over the world. Highly recommend it.
  • Profile picture of the author vwaldeck
    About tax. You do a tax interview online with Amazon. Use your local tax details and if the USA has a tax treaty with your country, you will get the tax rebate.

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