For a W8
If you earn money in — but do not pay taxes to — the United States, you are required to complete a W-8 tax form. This form must be submitted successfully for each account holder before we can begin paying royalties on a quarterly basis.
If you need further assistance filling out the form please select the link under Pro Administration that says "W8 form help." This will give you a bit more info about how to fill this out as an international citizen! Fill out any fields that apply to you. If the form asks for something you don't have, leave that particular question blank. Ultimately they (BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, etc.) are looking for a way to report income.
Why do you need my W-9 information?
A signed W-9 form is required by the IRS for anyone receiving money from royalty payments. Without this, we cannot pay you.
*CD Baby cannot legally advise you on how to complete the forms as we are neither tax advisers nor accountants.