Tax residency information and Non-US withholding & reporting

Submitting tax information

Important: Google can't provide advice on tax issues. Consult your tax adviser to better understand your tax situation.

Depending on your location or the location of your business, Google may be required to collect tax-related information from you. If you have to provide your tax information to Google, you can do so from the Google payments center. Not everyone is required to provide tax information.

Follow the instructions below to provide tax information:

  1. Sign in to the Google payments center.
  2. Under Settings, next to the country you’re providing tax info for or the location of your business, click Edit. 

To find your completed tax information, follow these same instructions.

 

FAQs: 

Submitting your tax info

Why am I being asked to complete this form?

We need your tax information because you earn money through Google products, buy Google services that require your tax information,  and/or are paid through Google entities located in Ireland, Singapore, or the US. Where Google is required to withhold taxes on our payments to you, submitting  your tax information will allow the correct applicable withholding rate to be applied and ensure timely payments are made.

Can the withholding rate be reduced? 

The rate of withholding depends on several factors, which Google needs your tax information to determine. If your country/region has a tax treaty with the country/region where you earn money through Google products, withholding may be reduced.

What happens if I don’t complete this form? 

Your payout may be subject to a higher withholding tax deduction.

What's the status of my tax info?

In review

Your submitted tax information is being reviewed. If additional documents are required to validate your tax information or verify your identity, we'll notify you in the Google payments center and by email.

 

Action Required

Further tax information is required to verify your identity or the accuracy of the information already submitted.

 

Accepted

Your tax information has been submitted, reviewed, and accepted.

 

Declined

Your tax information may be declined because the document you uploaded may have been:

  • Blurry or unclear
  • Expired or not a type we accept
  • Missing pages or information, such as a signature 

If your information is declined, we will notify you in the Google payments center and by email. Make sure the documents you upload are clear, current, and complete.

Proof of tax residency 

What documents do I need to prepare to fill out my tax info?

You will need to submit a document that proves your country of tax residency, such as a tax residency certificate,

Some examples of documents that prove tax residency:  

  • Latest tax residency certificate
  • Tax exemption letter
  • Tax registration document

To be valid, tax residency certificates must typically: 

  • Be certified by the local tax authority 
  • State you are a tax resident of the country for tax treaty purposes
  • State the period the tax residency certificate is valid for

In Ireland and Singapore, certain documents can prove tax residency. 

Ireland

For organizations:

  • Tax residency certificate

For individuals:

  • Unexpired national ID card issued by government with local address that shows you are a tax resident of the issuing country
  • Taxpayer ID card 
  • Tax residency certificate

Singapore

For organizations and individuals:

  • A tax residency certificate issued by your local government

What is tax residency?

A business or individual’s tax residency country/region is where they are responsible for paying taxes. The country in which you reside is not necessarily your tax residency country. To determine your status, consult a tax adviser or your country/region’s tax residency criteria.

Why are you asking for proof of tax residency?

Google requires proof of tax residency to determine our withholding obligation on the payments made to you. 

If I have questions while I complete  the form, whom can I contact for help?

If you need help to resolve technical issues, contact Google support. However, 

Google can't provide you with tax advice. If you need tax advice, please speak with a professional tax adviser.

What characters are accepted in the name and address fields of my tax info?

All standard English-language letters, numbers, and punctuation. 

Can I get a preview of the tax info I have filled out?

You can get a preview of your tax information after you submit it.

What if I’m not the right person to submit tax information?

If you're not the right person to submit tax information , you can forward the email to the correct person within your organization to sign in. That person must have administrator access to the Google payments profile. They can then use the information provided in the email to submit tax information. To give the signatory administrator access to the payments profile, follow the steps in this article.

I am eligible for a reduced withholding tax rate through an income tax treaty. How can I ensure that the treaty details are applied?

If you are eligible to receive a reduced withholding rate through a tax treaty, you will be able to submit relevant treaty information in a global tax residency form. 

Once your global tax residency information and tax information for the country you are eligible to receive treaty rates in are submitted and accepted, a reduced withholding tax rate will be applied.

How do I determine whether I qualify for a tax treaty benefit?

Please consult a tax adviser or your tax residency country’s guidance to determine what income tax treaties are in place and whether the type of income you receive from Google is included in a specific tax treaty provision.

Can Google help make this determine if I qualify for a tax treaty

Unfortunately, Google can’t make this determination for you. You may need to seek professional tax advice to determine your treaty eligibility.

Do I need to complete the form if I’m not claiming treaty benefits?

Even if you're not claiming any treaty benefits, Google may still be legally required to withhold and report taxes on income earned through our products.  Therefore, your tax information may still be required. 

Can I complete the process on my tablet or smartphone?

We highly recommend completing this process using a laptop/desktop.
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