What are the withholding percentages by country / tax treaty?

Below is a list that shows the tax withholding rates for royalties by country. This is for countries that the USA has a tax treaty with.

So basically, if you provide us the tax forms with an EIN, ITIN and/or a DOB then the withholding rate would drop from 30% to the rate listed below for any income made in the territory of the USA only.

Thus, if you are in Germany and you have sales or streams from the USA territory, we will place withholding on that income based on the tax treaty with the USA and Germany, in this case 0% withholding will apply.

Sales or Streams made in the territory of USA are only subject to withholding. If you are based in Germany and made sales in Germany, then there would be no withholding for that under any treaty, it is only for USA based sales or streams thus, the amount is quite minimal.

If your country is not listed, then there will be a 30% amount withheld for ONLY SALES AND STREAMS made in the USA territory, no other country, and paid directly to our tax authorities. At the end of the calendar year, you will receive a report of the withholdings for you to file and potentially receive back.

This is updated as of February 15, 2017.

** Countries NOT listed below = 30%
Armenia - 0%
Australia - 5%
Austria - 0%
Azerbaijan - 0%
Bangladesh - 10%
Barbados - 5%
Belarus - 0%
Belgium - 0%
Bulgaria - 5%
Canada - 0%
China - 10%
Cyprus - 0%
Czech Republic - 0%
Denmark - 0%
Egypt - 15%
Estonia - 10%
Finland - 0%
France - 0%
Georgia - 0%
Germany - 0%
Greece - 0%
Hungary - 0%
Iceland - 0%
India - 15%
Indonesia - 10%
Ireland - 0%
Israel - 10%
Italy - 0%
Jamaica - 10%
Japan - 0%
Kazakhstan - 10%
Korea (South) - 10%
Kyrgyzstan - 0%
Latvia - 10%
Lithuania - 10%
Luxembourg - 0%
Malta - 10%
Mexico - 10%
Morocco - 10%
Moldova - 0%
Netherlands - 0%
New Zealand - 5%
Norway - 0%
Pakistan - 0%
Philippines - 15%
Poland - 10%
Portugal - 10%
Romania - 10%
Russia - 0%
Slovak Republic - 0%
Slovenia - 5%
South Africa - 0%
Spain - 5%
Sri Lanka - 10%
Sweden - 0%
Switzerland - 0%
Tajikistan - 0%
Thailand - 5%
Trinidad & Tobago - 0%
Tunisia - 15%
Turkmenistan - 0%
Turkey - 10%
Ukraine - 10%
United Kingdom - 0%
Uzbekistan - 0%
Venezuela - 10%

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