Hubpages Ad program - Tax information

  1. downpourofwords profile image47
    downpourofwordsposted 6 years ago

    Dear All,

    I joined hubpages 11 days ago. I have setup Google adsense for my hubpages successfully and I have a valid paypal account.

    I have linked these for the HubPages ad program. However I am unable to sumbit my tax information.

    Below are the details:

    1. I am a citizen of India
    2. Currently in USA, Dallas, Texas on a L1-Blanket visa (specialized category). This is treated as a non-resident alien.
    3. My primary earning is as a Software Engineer deputed by my parent company
    4. I did some googling on this topic and I came to know that I need to submit the W8-benefitiary (W8BEN) at hubpages
    5. When I try to sumbit my form, I am not seeing an option to specify myself as an individual entity. The radio button is disabled.

    Is there any other form i need to submit as proof for my tax information?

    I do have the 2010 federal return from IRS, USA.

    Please help.


    1. Marina Lazarevic profile image90
      Marina Lazarevicposted 6 years ago


      Please see the HubPages tax FAQ, which references your question (

      "Why is the 'Individual' option not available for Form W8-BEN?

      Given the type of revenue you earn through the HubPages Ad Program, the Internal Revenue Service Form W8-BEN instructions ask non-U.S. individuals to complete Form 8233 in order to claim a tax treaty exemption from withholding."