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

Profile picture of the author misc92 by misc92 Posted: 06/24/2012
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
    misc92
    Affiliates working with amazon com from abroad
  • Profile picture of the author SpinnerHawk
    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
    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
    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 Gaz Cooper
    Gaz Cooper
    Tax info is best left to a tax professional in your own country and unless your country is free of income tax then you will have to pay

    If you are a NON us citizen and open a US Bank account you will not be charged US Taxes as long as you are not in the US more than I think it is 90 days and are not working in the US.

    As for getting paid this post may be on interest to you and other NON US Amazon Affiliates and other Affiliates wondering how to get paid instantly and avoid waiting for checks plus I think it will solve all your problems .

    http://www.warriorforum.com/articles...no-checks.html

    Kickin it on Amazon

    Gaz Cooper
    Amz Training Academy
  • Profile picture of the author Mark72
    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
    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 StoneTownFM
    StoneTownFM
    Originally Posted by whitworldwide View Post

    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?
    Yeah, should be like that if you don't have anything to do with the US (in addition to being Amazon.com's affiliate, of course).
  • Profile picture of the author HelpingYouBeAnExpert
    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 Danny Cutts
    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
    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
    successkickstarter
    I get paid via cheque, and YES I do pay taxes
  • Profile picture of the author juntenx
    juntenx
    in indonesia by cheque,, u can use payoneer too ...

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