tax for non US residents
Thread poster: Hebat-Allah El Ashmawy

Hebat-Allah El Ashmawy  Identity Verified
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Aug 9, 2014

Is there a tax agreement between USA and Egypt regarding translation?
(I know the question seems stupid, but I need a determined answer please)



Kevin Fulton  Identity Verified
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Local time: 09:23
German to English
Contact the nearest US consulate Aug 9, 2014

American consulates can provide general tax information regarding agreements, etc. They will not help you with tax problems, however.

In most instances you are liable for taxation in the country where you reside regardless of the country of the source of work.


Toby Wakely  Identity Verified
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tax form to use Sep 23, 2014

I am resident in Spain but may be doing some work for a translation company based in New York. They´ve given me two forms to fill out the W8 BEN and the W9 form. I think that I have to fill out the W8 form is that right?

It says on said form that the tax rate for foreigners is 30%. Is it really so high?


Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Tia Sep 23, 2014

Hebat-Allah El Ashmawy wrote:
Is there a tax agreement between USA and Egypt regarding translation?

Are you a US citizen and/or resident? Do you do translation in the US or in Egypt?


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