Why Curse needs tax information
Curse requires all providers—including U.S. and non-U.S. persons to provide valid taxpayer identification in order to comply with U.S. tax reporting regulations. The tax interview collects the information needed to establish this identification, and produces a document (either an IRS Form W-8 or W-9) which is used to determine if your payments are subject to IRS reporting, and if applicable, to reduce or eliminate U.S. withholding tax. If you do not complete the interview, withholding tax of up to 30% may apply to your payments.
What tax information is needed
Are you US Person or non US Person?
The tax interview is designed to obtain the information required to complete an IRS W-9 for a US Person, W-8 form for a non-US Person to determine if your payments are subject to IRS Form 1099-MISC or 1042-S reporting. In order to fulfill the IRS requirements as efficiently as possible, answer all questions and enter all information requested during the interview. Use caution to avoid misspellings or entering incorrect Tax Identification Numbers, which can result in an invalidated tax form. The tax interview must be completed for each Curse Rewards Program participant to which this rule applies.
Click here for more information about the distinctions of US and non-US Persons IRS Website.
Change of Circumstances
You are required to notify Curse of any change to your tax identity information by retaking the tax information interview if the change could invalidate your W-9, W-8 form. Change of circumstances includes:
- Change of your legal name (for example, due to marriage or incorporation)
- Change of your address from one country to another
- Change of your business Tax Identification Number (TIN) from your Social Security Number (SSN) to an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
How to submit your Tax Information
Send an email to [email protected]
This process can take a couple of weeks from start to finish, please be patient. If you have any questions, as always please submit a ticket to https://support.curse.com