For the ebooks Smashwords sells or distributes of Canadians, the American Internal Revenue Service requires individuals/sole proprietors to secure an ITIN because of Canada’s treaty with the United States.
Then Smashwords requires the individual/sole proprietor to complete a W-8BEN in order their company to release payment to the individual/sole proprietor after they verify the ITIN and W-8BEN applications.
Much to learn, but thankfully, I love learning, growing, adapting … and of course, the idea of book sales high enough to be paid every quarter … so I’m grateful all of the paperwork will soon be in order.
April 27, 2017
Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016