Hi everyone, I just wanted some advice. I am a UK resident and signed up with Awin affiliate scheme. They have asked for tax details about my business/website. I am unsure as what I need to put to fill it in. It isn't a VAT registered company. Does it mean I have to pay tax on any earnings and also where would I find details like the local tax number and tax verification document?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Andy

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Davekirby Premium
Hi, also being a UK resident I have also hit this issue.
As stated some networks require the w-8 form.
Some independent US affiliate sites have also asked for a Social security orITIN no. that then becomes more of an issue.

Also AWIN blew me out last time as i did not have enough content.
I will try again at a later stage of my niche development.

Regards

Dave
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JeannineC Premium
Hey Dave, I'm the Awin representative her at WA. I'm glad to help you through the application process, and I'd be glad to take a look at your site to ensure that you're ready to join our network.
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Davekirby Premium
Hi Jeannine,

Great, thanks.

I was going to come back to you when I saw your earlier post.
AWIN are the network that have the BlueSeventy range so would be very useful. I did apply a couple of years back but no luck.
My site is https://openwaterswimadvice.com/
and I am currently filling it out with content.

More specifically my Blue seventy review is https://openwaterswimadvice.com/blue-seventy-reaction-wetsuit-review-a-quality-mid-range-suit

Much appreciated if you could help.
Thanks again.

Regards

Dave
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
HI, Jeannine and Diane got you covered.
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Wdcope Premium
Good question and interesting how things are done outside of the US. We have many deductions and changes each year, but we have to as a self employed person file taxes on income of various programs and businesses. We just give all our info to or accountant of 9 years and he files electronically each year. Our process is simple if you keep good records even though our tax Code is complicated.
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JeannineC Premium
I'm the Awin representative here at Wealthy Affiliate.

You do need to put in your personal details if your company isn't a VAT registered company. Regardless of that status, the national government requires you to pay taxes on any earnings from affiliate marketing, just like any other type of income.

In the US, non-US residents must complete a W-8 form, https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8ben.pdf. If that form is not submitted, we are required by law to withhold 30% from all payouts.

For publishers working with the other Awin platforms, here's a guide from our FAQs that should answer your questions.

https://success.awin.com/s/article/Publisher-Tax-Details-FAQs
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hello from Nottingham! You are a Sole Trader, and therefore your company name is your own first and last name. As far as I am aware, you don't need to enter a local tax number or verification document unless you are in the US. Your commission is not taxed at source, you need to keep a record of your earnings for HMRC.

If you have any questions about Awin, you can contact Jeannine, who is their official representative.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/jeanninec
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AndyJD Premium
Thanks Diane, does that mean we do get taxed on what we earn from Awin?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - strictly speaking, affiliates will be classed as self-employed – even if you still have another job working for someone else. As such, you should submit a self-assessment form to HMRC every year detailing commissions earned (not just from Awin, but also Amazon, etc) and what your outgoing expenses are.

If you register as self-employed and already have earnings from another source, this may affect the amount of tax you pay and you would also have to pay two lots of national insurance.

Obviously, I am not qualified in this area, and if you have any concerns, you should seek further advice.
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JeannineC Premium
You get taxed on what you earn from any network or in-house program.
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