Before selling videos and receiving payments, tax information must be provided to comply with U.S. tax regulations. In your account, a secure tax questionnaire enables you to submit required tax information.
A tax withholding percentage is applied to your royalty payments based on bank location and the information you provide in the tax questionnaire. U.S. source payments are subject to a statutory 30% rate of U.S. tax withholding. You may claim a reduced rate of withholding under an income tax treaty if your country or region of residence has an income tax treaty with the United States that permits a lower withholding rate for royalty payments. To try and claim a reduced rate, you will need to retake the tax interview with emphasis on tax treaty questions.
Before distributing videos and receiving payments, you must provide tax information to Amazon to comply with local tax regulations depending on the terms of your Digital Video License Agreement (Prime Video Direct content providers) or Prime Video contract (Video Central content providers).
To complete the tax questionnaire, do the following:
Note: If you publish content in a European or UK territory, you are required to complete a UK Tax Questionnaire and submit billing preferences. The new Tax Questionnaire is available in Your Account and determines whether you receive a monthly VAT invoice.
To be compliant with local billing laws and to receive payments, the tax interview is required and you may need to select a billing preference to avoid any disruption in the payment process.
To make updates to your tax information, on the Tax Information page, click View/Update tax information.
It can take 35 business days for this information (and any updates) to be reviewed. Check the status of your tax information submission by returning to the Tax Information page. Tax statuses are explained in the Tax Information FAQs under What does my tax status mean?
Each year, we provide tax forms for royalty payments made during the previous calendar year. By default, we mail these forms to you and also make them available for download.
When you first complete the tax interview, you choose whether to opt out of mail delivery. After your tax information is submitted, you can change the delivery option by returning to Tax Information.
To change your tax form delivery method, do the following:
Securely download your year-end tax forms online from your account by using the following steps:
We offer additional tax support to our content providers.
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