I'm totally new to HubPages and just trying to get my head round the what's what, and haven't as yet submitted/published a Hub. I noticed somewhere in the learning centre statements about tax requirements for US & non US writers re HubPages Earnings Program and Adsense, but I couldn't get the clear gist of it.
I have better things to do (ie write good Hub content) than bother getting mixed up with IRS W-9's etc etc ad nauseum. (I'm UK citizen based in UK)
Does signing up for having Adsense, Amazon, HubPages Earnings Program etc on your Hub(s) automatically imply having to apply (being non-US based) for a W-9 or Tax ID whatever it is? If it does I'd sooner avoid any of these payment programs altogether and just focus on creating good content and attracting visitor traffic to it.
So could someone please fill me in on what's required to publish a Hub (as UK citizen) without becoming involved in time consuming bs with tax authorities?
If I can sign up for a share of commission from Adsense, Amazon or whatever without any additional hassle, great, but if that's not possible then I'd rather publish without any of them, or at least any personal liability with them re tax implications OR payment to me.
Any help/advice from someone who knows about this would be much appreciated.
It shouldn't apply if you're outside the US. However when you go to input tax information they will just request you verify you don't own anything in the US then inform you that it's your own responsibility to file taxes as appropriate in your country.
I live in Australia and any earnings up to about $10,000 a year can be classed as a hobby and not need taxing.
Probably won't be an issue for at LEAST a year (if you stick at it that's how long it takes to start seeing anything close to nice returns usually) although you may want to verify your local tax rules with your accountant.
You don't have to worry about W-9's on HubPages, they just ask for a declaration. Adsense is easy, too, because they will recognise you're in the UK and treat you accordingly.
As for how your income will be treated in the UK - no idea. We're lucky in Australia, because the tax office positively discourages you from declaring income unless you're earning a substantial amount. That's because if you declare it as a business, it's likely your deductions (for home office, software, hosting, PC) would exceed the tax payable, so they'd have to do a whole lot of processing work for no gain.
Thanks for that, it sounds like it's basically ok. In UK you can earn up to I think about 9k GBP p/a tax free. I was just concerned about having to spend time dealing with all this if I wanted to claim revenue from Adsense etc.
Yes, you do have a tax allowance in the UK. As far as I understand it though, you have to declare every penny of income you receive, whether from self-employment, as bank interest, as rent, etc, even if your total income falls under the threshold. This means if you have any income that does not come from ordinary salaried employment nand which is dealt with by PAYE, you will have to submit a tax return every year to the UK tax office. If you work for yourself, there are certain expenses you can claim back, but it is complicated. I pay an accountant to deal with all this for me, as I find the associated paperwork incredibly stressful.
by StellaSee9 months ago
Currently I'm signed up with Google Adsense and I've been debating whether I should sign up for the Hubpages Earning Program because I'm hesitant to give out my tax information. Or should I worry about this only after I...
by Dado6 months ago
I will try in short because I explored whole day about HubPages and I still need some confirmation how to proceed on best way if possible?Before 2 years I lost AdSense because of stupid reasons like wrong keywords (I...
by Paul Edmondson5 years ago
We have always cared deeply about providing the most rewarding place for people to publish online and we continue to work on improving overall monetization for your Hubs. One of the benefits that the HubPages...
by Roohi Khan5 years ago
I just wanted to know wheether everyone on Hubpages uses the Earnings Program? If anyone out there doesnt, can you tell me why?Just wondering whether one can earn more with the Hubpages Program or with just Google...
by Stephanie4 years ago
So now I figured out what is going on .... sorta. I have been here 2 1/2 weeks have 3,896 hub views, 25 hubs (all featured) with scores of 72-86 and have many accolades for participation in the community. I am...
by Paul Edmondson5 years ago
As you may have read in my previous forum post on the topic, eBay is going to be available to many of you shortly. We have always cared deeply about helping Hubbers to earn, and are looking forward to seeing how...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.