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Please note, this KB is currently in draft form. ==Purpose If you are an international (aka not a citizen of the USA) you must fill out a [[http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8ben.pdf | W-8BEN]] form if you will be redeeming more than $600 worth in points (works out to be 12000 points). This form essentially states that you are not required to pay any income tax. The form will be kept by [[http://www.curse.com | Curse]] and not submitted to the [[http://www.irs.gov | IRS]]. You will have to claim any income earned via the [[https://store.curseforge.com/ | Rewards Program]] as income within your own country. These documents will be stored securely and the information provided will only be revealed to the [[http://www.irs.gov | IRS]] in event of an audit or as otherwise required by law. ==Where to get the form The one page [[http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8ben.pdf | W-8BEN]] form can be downloaded [[http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8ben.pdf | here.]] You need [[http://get.adobe.com/reader/ | Adobe Acrobat Reader]] in order to view it. Accompanying the one page [[http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8ben.pdf | W-8BEN]] are six pages of [[http:// www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/iw8ben.pdf | instructions]] if you wish to read them. This knowledge base article will attempt to help you fill out the form without spending time reading the instructions. ==Filling out the form ===Canada [[http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-trty/canada.pdf | Canada US Tax Treaty]] Information for this taken from [[http://taxes.about.com/od/taxplanning/qt/form_W8BEN.htm]]. Line Numbers: # Your name. # Canada # Check off Individual. However, if you are working under a business name, provide your business name in Line 1 and check the appropriate type of entity in Line 3. # Your address. # Mailing address if different from Line 4. # Blank # Blank # Check 9a and write in "Canada". Check any other boxes that apply to you (if appropriate). # Write in XII for the article, and 0 for the percent. For type of income write in "Royalties." In space for an explanation, write in "Individual is a resident of Canada and has no fixed place of business in the USA." ===Germany [[http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-trty/germany.pdf | Germany US Tax Treaty]] Lines: # Name # "Germany" # Check off "Individual". # Your address. # Mailing address if different from Line 4. # Blank # Blank # Blank (maybe add your account name and/or author ID here, so Curse can associate it - thats what the field is for) # Check 9a and write in "Germany". Check any other boxes that apply to you (if appropriate). # Put in 12 for the Article, and 0 for the percent. For type of income write "Royalties" and for the explanation field put: "Resident of Germany receiving income in compliance with terms of US treaty agreement."
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