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Tax Information For Contributors

Please note, we are not an accounting firm or tax lawyers. We cannot offer tax advice. Please contact a local accountant, lawyer and/or tax advisor for specific advice.

Overview

This section is to help determine which tax forms are appropriate and required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and/or by 500px. Although 500px cannot give tax or legal advice, we will do our best to provide you with the information you need to make your own decision about how to comply with applicable U.S. tax laws. If you still have questions after reviewing the information in the Tax Centre, please contact your legal and/or tax advisor.

​Please follow the steps below to get started:

  • Check your contact information on your Profile page. Your mailing address, and email address should all be updated if necessary.
  • Answer the questions below to identify the tax forms that are appropriate for you. All forms and detailed instructions are available in the sidebar of the relevant section.
  • Once you have determined which forms are appropriate, send completed forms, clearly marked with your 500px username, to taxes@500px.com.


Form W-9
Are you submitting to 500px as a U.S. citizen, partnership, LLC, or corporation? 

​Group 1
If you are submitting to 500px as a U.S. Citizen or a partnership, LLC, or corporation organized under U.S. law, then no matter where you are globally you must complete Form W-9 and submit it to taxes@500px.com. When saving your W-9 form, please name the file “username-w9” (e.g. if your 500px username is exampleuser then your filename would be exampleuser-w9​). Typically, there will be no withholding of taxes on any of your 500px Income. Click on the links for an example of a completed W-9 or a list of instructions


Form W-8BEN
Are you submitting to 500px as a citizen, partnership, LLC, or corporation outside the U.S.? 

Group 2A - Individual
​If you are submitting to 500px as a citizen of a country outside the U.S., you may be subject to a withholding tax depending on your country’s tax treaty with the U.S.* To benefit from the reduced or zero withholding rate that is specified in your country's tax treaty, you must complete Form W-8BEN and email it to taxes@500px.com. When saving your W-8BEN form, please name the file “username-w8ben” (e.g. if your 500px username is exampleuser then your filename would be exampleuser-w8ben​). Note that if your country does not issue a Tax Identification Number, a U.S. Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) can be obtained by submitting Form W-7 to the IRS. Click on the link for an example of a completed W-8BEN or a list of Instructions. Please refer to this chart to determine the correct tax withholding information for Line 10. If your country does not appear in this chart, Line 10 should be left blank.

Group 2B - Organized Entity
If you are submitting to 500px as an LLC, partnership, corporation, or association, and the entity is not organized under U.S. law, you may be subject to a withholding tax depending on your country’s tax treaty with the U.S.* To benefit from the reduced or zero withholding rate that is specified in your country’s tax treaty, please consult with your tax advisor to determine which type of Form W-8BEN is correct for you, and send it to taxes@500px.com. When saving your W-8BEN form, please name the file “username-w8ben” (e.g. if my 500px username is exampleuser then my filename would be exampleuser-w8ben​).  Click on the link for a list of Instructions.


Not Sure?

If you are not an individual, LLC, partnership, or corporation, then please consult with your tax advisor to determine which IRS forms are correct for you. Once you have determined which forms are appropriate, send completed forms, clearly marked with your 500px username, to taxes@500px.com.


*Tax Withholdings
​Are you filing for a local or U.S. tax return?

According to U.S. tax law, 500px must withhold a percentage of payments to citizens and entities in other countries depending on the tax treaties outlined in this list, and remit these withholdings to the government. However, there are two ways you may be reimbursed for all or some of the withheld amount. We recommend you speak with a local tax advisor about the following options:

Local Tax Return
At the beginning of each year, 500px will use the information in your W-8 form to send you a document called a Form 1042-s. This document will outline the amount you were paid out by 500px and the amount of tax withheld in the previous year. If you are filing a Local Tax Return in your country of residence, you may be able to use the 1042-s to claim a foreign tax credit for the taxes withheld.

U.S. Tax Return
At the beginning of each year, 500px will use the information in your W-8 form to send you a document called a Form 1042-s. This document will outline the amount you were paid out by 500px and the amount of tax withheld in the previous year. With a U.S. Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), you will be able to file a U.S. tax return. You may be able to use the 1042-s during this process to be reimbursed for the taxes withheld.

If you do not have an ITIN, you may obtain one by submitting Form W-7 to the IRS. Click on the link for a list of Instructions, and consult with a tax advisor for further assistance.

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