23 Sep 16 5:31 am
Clickbank - US tax requirements for non-residents
I have been earning affiliate income from Clickbank for several years now and have been paying income tax in New Zealand on it (I am a NZ citizen).
However, I have now become concerned that I might be required to file a US tax return for this income as Clickbank does not withhold any tax on this income. I know that Amazon withholds 5% tax on income earned through their site when you claim international tax treaty benefits and you don't need to file a tax return for this because tax is withheld at the correct rate. But if Clickbank isn't withholding anything does this mean that I have to file a US tax return for my earnings and pay 5% tax?