placing American "green" ads on my websiteIs it worthwhile having ads on your website? I plan on adding some ads - the picture and text based ones to my website. Only problem I'm having is the fact that most of the ads i want to place on my website are American company based, which means i don't have a tax ID No for the American tax system (I'm a Australian Citizen)
michael025 wrote:Hi Solar81, I don't think you really need to apply for a tax ID number if you're interested in promoting "green" products from american companies as long as the products are digital or web based...as a matter of fact, we have a green energy niche in our affilojetpack where we recommend several products where the vendor is American based....you might also want to check with the vendor of a specific product you wish to promote as they should know what you need in order to put their ads on your website.....
Hope that helps : )
For instance an American living and working in New Zealand would pay the New Zealand tax and on top of that, pay tax on the same income to the American IRS also.
liveinasiablog wrote:For instance an American living and working in New Zealand would pay the New Zealand tax and on top of that, pay tax on the same income to the American IRS also.
No offense, but this is 100% false.
You should probably not get tax advice from the Affilorama site.
To answer your primary question...In my opinion, it is not worth it to place ads on your site--other than ads that promote the affiliate product you are selling.
Why? ...two reasons
1. Your affiliate products pay out way higher than anyone is going to pay you to host ads (unless by "ads" you just mean that you want to promote an additional affiliate product).
2. Having too many ads is proven to confuse customers and drive down conversion rates.
the adds ill be placing will be to do with my chosen topic - green living. the adds i hope to use are only for promoting green products / ebooks etc. for example i may use a add that promotes green gifts / presents.
kajm wrote:Hi Solar
The W8 for is used by american companies but NZ has no tax treaty benefit with the USA because we have different ways for account for tax overseas. For example as a foreign US national you have to account for income earned overseas and pay tax on that money in the USA even if you are not living in the USA. .......As a Kiwi livning in NZ any income I earn in the USA must be reported in my annual income and I pay NZ tax on it but no US tax. I am not liable for US tax and as there is no beneficial tax treaty I don't even have to fill in that part of the W8 form. All you need to put is your name and address, tick that you're an individual and you're giving a true statement and thats it. You don't have to fill in the IRD numbers etc. The American company will be happy with that info and just send you the cheque.
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