Off topic: AmazonCrossing
Thread poster: Manuela Junghans
| | Marion Plath
Local time: 11:13
English to German
| No problem there || Dec 17, 2013 |
I just registered with them and have no problems. I got a lot of information sent and did a bit of research myself. Amazon Crossing is an imprint of Amazon Publishing, doing their own translations for selected titles which registered translators can apply for when they log in to their site. The T&Cs all looked fine to me and of course, they are going to need your bank details to pay you via wire transfer.
You need the US Taxpayer ID number (TIN) to be able to claim "United States Tax Witholding" with the form W8BEN. Reason for this is that the US takes a large chunk of tax for royalties paid if you don't declare that you are not a US citizen. This only applies to royalties and not to other payments, therefore it is not so much known.
Amazon Crossing sent me also links to the US tax authority so I have no doubt that this is completely legitimate and serves as help for translators so we don't loose 30% or so of the royalties.
I wouldn't worry, it's definitely not a scam.
[Edited at 2013-12-17 10:19 GMT]
| Thanks a lot || Dec 17, 2013 |
for that information, Marion, and for explaining the reason for needing the US-TIN.
I might give the whole thing another chance after all.
Have you already done projects for them?
[Edited at 2013-12-17 20:13 GMT]
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