Why Do You Need My Tax Identification Information?

Songtrust must have it on file to fulfill IRS requirements.

In order to pass royalty payments onto you, we are legally obligated to obtain your tax identification information — a W-9, W-8, 8-BEN, etc. — or tax ID number. This is strictly enforced by the International Revenue Service (IRS), as it helps them track income. We are legally unable to pay you unless we have this information.

It is very important that this information is completed under the "Tax Documentation" heading of your dashboard so we can pay you as soon as you start earning royalties. 

Please make sure your address is up to date as well. If you need to edit any of these details, please do so in your account settings and submit a support form, so we can ensure the update has been properly executed.

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