The USA tax authority (IRS) requires that all International (Non- USA) creators complete a W8-BEN form to certify that all of their income was earned outside the USA.
Creators will find a secure electronic version of this form from their after selecting I am a non-USA person or corporation (International) that they'll need to fill out before receiving payment on Patreon.
How to complete a W-8BEN form?
Patreon is not a registered tax professional, so I can't provide you with advice on how to fill out this form. However, you can find the IRS instructions for how to fill out the W-8BEN here:
Here are the instructions for the specific lines:
Line 8. If you are providing this Form W-8BEN to document yourself with respect to a financial account that you hold with a U.S. office of a financial institution, provide your date of birth. Use the following format to input your information MM-DD-YYYY. For example, if you were born on April 15, 1956, you would enter 04-15-1956.
Line 9. If you are claiming treaty benefits as a resident of a foreign country with which the United States has an income tax treaty for payments subject to withholding under chapter 3, identify the country where you claim to be a resident for income tax treaty purposes. For treaty purposes, a person is a resident of a treaty country if the person is a resident of that country under the terms of the treaty. A list of U.S. tax treaties is available at .
Note: Again, Patreon is not a registered tax professional. For any questions regarding taxes, please consult your local tax professionals.