YouTube content creators outside the U.S. to start paying taxes in the U.S.

YouTube content creators outside the U.S. to start paying taxes in the U.S.

Google this month announced that creators outside of the U.S. may begin to have taxes deducted from their U.S. earnings. It means that earnings from viewers in the U.S. through ad views, YouTube Premium, Super Chat, Super Stickers, and Channel Memberships, would start to be deducted directly by Google.

Until now, YouTube creators outside the U.S. had to pay taxes on the countries they live. Google is asking YouTube creators to submit their tax information in AdSense.

Google this month said it has the responsibility, under chapter 3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, to collect tax information from all monetizing creators outside of the U.S, and in certain instances, to deduct taxes when these creators earn income from viewers in the U.S.

The case of Brazil v.s. Portugal

According to a Community Manager in YouTube Support Forums, YouTube creators from Brazil will have a cut of 30% in their earnings from the U.S., as the Brazil does not have a fiscal agreement with the U.S., while YouTube creators from Portugal will see a cut of 10% in their earnings from the U.S., due to an existing fiscal agreement between both countries.

Google is asking for the tax information to apply the right amount of deductible taxes originated in the U.S. The U.S. is the only country taxing all content creators outside the US.



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