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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 # Blank # Check 9a and write in "Canada". Check any other boxes that apply to you (if appropriate). # Write in XXII for the article, and 0 for the percent. For type of income write in "Reward Program Gifts." 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 # 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 "Reward Program Gifts" and for the explanation field put: "Resident of Germany receiving income in compliance with terms of US treaty agreement." ==Submitting the form There are multiple ways to submit the form, please choose the one that's the most convenient for you. All methods require the form to be completed and signed. ===Electronic E-mail Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org\\ Subject Line: "Attention: Curse Author Rewards Program" ===Fax Fax Number: (415) 856-0062 Attention: "Curse Author Rewards Program" ===Snail Mail Curse, Inc. Attention: Curse Author Rewards Program\\ 351 California Street, Suite 1450\\ San Francisco CA 94104\\ USA
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