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:
- Sign in to the Google payments center.
- 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.
Submitting your tax info
Why am I being asked to complete this form?
Can the withholding rate be reduced?
What happens if I don’t complete this form?
What's the status of my tax info?
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.
Further tax information is required to verify your identity or the accuracy of the information already submitted.
Your tax information has been submitted, reviewed, and accepted.
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.
- Tax residency certificate
- 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
For organizations and individuals:
- A tax residency certificate issued by your local government
What is tax residency?
Why are you asking for proof of tax residency?
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?
Can I get a preview of the tax info I have filled out?
What if I’m not the right person to submit tax information?
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?
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.