How Non-US citizens Submit a Tax Form

Use the following guide to learn how non-US influencers will set up a payment method and submit a W-8BEN.


Both the payment information and W-8BEN for non-US citizens must be submitted for the influencer to receive payments. If Payment Setup is not completed within 30 days from the date payment is sent by the brand, it will be refunded back into the brand's account.

Step 1 Within the Live URL, click the Settings tab.

Step 2 Verify your account by clicking Verify Now to establish that you are the owner of the account. You will have the option to verify via email or social network. 


Step 3 Once verified, scroll down to the Payout Info section and click Add Payout Method.


Step 4 Add your General Information (Name, date of birth, and address) and click Next.



Step 5 Next, enter and confirm your existing Paypal email and click Add.  


Currently, payment can only be received through Paypal. A Paypal account will need to be created, if not already done so, in order to complete the next steps.   



The PayPal email address that you enter does not need to be the same email address that you were contacted by.


Step 7 Once the Payment information is completed, you are now able to submit a tax form by clicking Submit a Tax Form.


Only influencers who are paid a sum of $600 or more, through GRIN, will be mailed a 1099 form. The 1099 forms are sent to the address used to file the W-8BEN.



Step 8 Select 'I am not a U.S. Person' and select either 'I am an Individual' or 'I am a Corporation' to be directed to the W-8BEN form and click Continue.


Step 9 Check the box to certify you are not a U.S. citizen and select either 'I provide services exclusively from outside of the United States' or 'I provide services from within the United States'. Then, sign your name and click Certify.  



Step 10 Enter your first and last name, country of citizenship, and Date of Birth


Step 11 Enter your Permanent Residence and, if applicable, your Mailing Address



Step 12 Enter your U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), Foreign Tax ID Number, or select 'I will not or am unable to provide a Tax ID Number' and click Continue


For the list of international Foreign Tax Identifications Numbers, click here.



Step 13 Depending on your country of citizenship you may be subject to a withholding rate. Once reviewed, click Continue



If 'I will not or am unable to provide a Tax ID Number' is chosen, you may be subject to 30% withholding on payments. Once reviewed, click Continue.


Step 14 Review your information and if correct, click Continue


Step 15 Certify under the penalties of perjury by checking the required boxessign your name, and click Complete W-9.


Step 16 Lastly, click Submit Form on the final pop-up that appears.



Your Influencers will receive a 1099 tax from if they have made more than $600 in one year from working with brands using the GRIN platform. The 1099 tax form will be sent to the mailing address added when filling out the W-8BEN. 



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