FAQ / Tax center & withholding taxes

  • My country has a 0% (5%, 10%, 15%) treaty agreement with the USA. How does this work?
  • I'm a non-US contributor, what do I need to do in regards to the withholding tax?
  • How do I apply for an US ITIN?
  • What parts of the W-8BEN must I complete?
  • Do you have a sample of a W8 form already filled in?
  • Can I see the list of treaty countries?
  • Will Dreamstime withhold any taxes for sales made by foreign buyers?
  • I have to complete US tax registrations. How is the US going to tax me?
  • I'm an US contributor, what do I need to do in regards to the withholding tax?
  • I'm not a US citizen or resident, and I do not live or work in the USA. Why is Dreamstime.com withholding taxes on my earnings?
  • What kind of earnings are affected by the withholding taxes?
  • Will Dreamstime withhold on each download or on each payment that I request of $100 or more?
  • I am a resident of a treaty country with a 0% agreement; do I actually need to fill out the forms?
  • How do I complete the tax registration process and claim treaty benefits?
  • I am not a resident of a treaty country. How will I be taxed?
  • I have had U.S. withholding taxes taken out of my Dreamstime.com earnings. Will I receive any tax credit in my local country for those withholding taxes?