Submitting W-8BEN tax information

Google Play artist hub requires a bank account in a supported country.

In order to be paid for your content that is sold on Google Play, artist hub users in the US will submit a W-9 tax form. The W-9 tax form applies to US citizens, US resident aliens, US corporations and US partnerships.

For artist hub users outside of the US, the W-8BEN (Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding) form is our way to report your earnings to the local tax office. To complete your W-8BEN:

  1. Under the Payments tab, select Profile.
  2. Next, click on the Submit Tax Information link.
  3. Submit No as your answer in Certification of US activities. You will be brought to a W-8-BEN form that will need to be completed.
  4. Select the appropriate country of incorporation or organization.
  5. Select the type of beneficial owner.
  6. Enter your address.
  7. Enter your Taxpayer Identification Number (if required).
  8. Enter your foreign tax identification number.
  9. Select any claim of Taxation treaties that apply.
  10. Specify any special rates and conditions (if applicable).
  11. Check the item Notional Principal Contracts.
  12. Sign the certification of the your W-8BEN document.

At minimum, this form can be saved with Country of incorporation or organization, Type of beneficial owner, address and a signature. Please consult the IRS or your tax adviser for assistance with W-8BEN.

Payments will be paid monthly using the checking account that you identify for deposits.