Just had another email from the mighty Zon to do the tax thing again. As a non-American I can dodge the withholding tax by doing the on-line form. Again. And again..... For me I just put in my national insurance number and post it back. I seem to recall it being every five years which didn't seem unreasonable but it is getting more like an annual event these days. Of course, I have to do it for D2D and Smash as well. I am reasonably certain I wasn't American last year, the year before that and I expect not next year either. I remain stubbornly British even in these Brexit riddled times. Of course, taking the trouble to do the form saves me a vast fortune (yeah, right!) so I shouldn't complain. Is it just me? whistling in the wind again? Probably. I'm getting old. Pass the beer.
Surely it would be easier to do a one off default declaration? Non- Americans could state our tax country which must be revised if we change to another country which would be much less often? Part of the problem is the lack of consistency with different countries having different withholding tax agreements on this. If it was one accepted agreement, a one off personal declaration as default then a correction if non-Americans take up American citizenship, wouldn't that be easier for all concerned? I'm probably talking rubbish as usual, but it looks like a simpler way to me. Now, where's that damn email....?
Post by Julie Harris on Mar 14, 2019 12:40:49 GMT -8
It’s probably an IRS compliance thing. Much rather do it online than have to post paper to the USA! Next time I will remember to screenshot the filled-out PDF. I get lost with which name do I use here, my legal one or the previous. And also the financial years are different. Australia begins on July 1 and ends June 30.
Sorry, Julie. By 'post' I meant the on line version. I'm not even sure I have a pen these days and as for my handwriting....! Still. Having just sold another book on zon (Yep, two in one week! whoopee!) I suppose I'll have to just sober up and do the damn form.