If you are an artist living in the United States, you will need to complete a Form W-9 before you can receive payment from Saatchi Online. The W-9 is used by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to request your taxpayer identification number. For individuals, this is your social security number.
A Form W-9 is the only form needed for the sale of an Original.
A Form W-9 is the only form needed for Print sales.
Submit your signed W-9 form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (213) 402-3421.
If you are a non - U.S. resident/artist living outside of United States, you will need to complete the following forms before you can received payment from Saatchi Online.
U.S. Tax Form W-8BEN is the only form needed for the sale of an Original.
U.S. Tax Form W-8BEN is the only form needed. Since Prints sold through Saatchi Online are produced and shipped out of the United States, you are subject to US Tax withholdings. To make sure you receive the lowest tax withholding possible, please submit your ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number) along with your W-8BEN. If you do not have and do not wish to obtain an ITIN number, you can still request payment of your comission, but Saatchi Online will have to withold an amount at the maximum rate set by law which is 30%. Just fill out the W-8BEN and leave Section 7, Part 1 blank.
Obatining an ITIN Form for Commission Payments
You can obtain an ITIN number by completing the following steps. Once all three steps have been completed, please send all documents to the United States Tax Office.
All documents should be submitted to the United States Internal Revenue Service.
You can submit your documents to Internal Revenue Service by 3 methods.
1. by mailing your return, Form W-7 and proof of identity and foreign status documents to:
Internal Revenue Service
Austin Service Center
P.O. Box 149342
Austin, TX 78714-9342
2. by using the services of an IRS-authorized Acceptance Agent in your country
3. by visiting an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center, where they will provide in-person help with ITIN applications on a walk-in or appointment basis.
Please note that without an ITIN and a completed IRS Form W-8BEN on file at Saatchi Online, we will be required to deduct a 30% US withholding tax from earnings payable to you.