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Amazon and Tax Withholding For India

July 23, 2014 4 comments

Since so many people ask me about this, I emailed an Amazon (India) official about it. Her response:

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires Amazon to collect 30% from royalty payments issued to non-U.S. entities. We automatically deduct the tax withholding from your royalty payments.

https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=201274690

Essentially,  IN residents can claim a reduced withholding rate (15%) through India’s tax treaty with the US for sales on the marketplaces listed on that page (US, JP, CA, IN, MX, AU) if they file the W8-BEN with a US TIN on it. That is stated in the first section on that page.

#bookbloggers and #bookreviewers are Worth Their Weight in Gold

June 11, 2013 7 comments

I often get asked how I managed to get (and stay) in the #1 position in Eastern Drama on Amazon. I owe the success of Tell A Thousand Lies to reviews by tireless (and under-appreciated!) book bloggers and reviewers. In this context I thought I should mention that Anuradha Goyal is probably India’s most prolific book blogger (and no, she hasn’t reviewed my book).

Goodreads Giveaway: shipping the world over

July 14, 2012 4 comments

I’m giving away 3 paperback copies of my novel, Tell A Thousand Lies, no matter where you live in the world. Stop by at Goodreads to join the 515 people currently vying for the book (as of July 14, 2012, 9:30 pm IST).

It has garnered good reviews on Amazon (link here) as well as Goodreads.

Promotion ends July 25, 2012.  Click here for the link.