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Offline Rinelle Grey

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Google Tax interview questions
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:14:18 PM »
I've filled out these tax interviews on a dozen sites now, and never had an issue answering the questions. But Google is asking me if I'm a corporation, an intermediary, or a tax exempt entity, and I'm none of those. I'm a sole proprietor. Anyone else filled this out and know what the correct answer is?

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Re: Google Tax interview questions
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 04:18:45 PM »
This is weird. Google takes your Australian TFN and that's it, like Kobo. I've never had to fill in a form.

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Re: Google Tax interview questions
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 09:27:41 PM »
You have to fill in a set of questions to give them your tax file number.

Apparently the answer is corporation, which takes you to the form where you can enter it. I told the support guy the question was very confusing, and they should consider changing it!

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Re: Google Tax interview questions
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 07:40:33 AM »
Gosh, I don't think you want to be a corporation. Won't that subject you to US taxation?

My Google account dates back to the days of Google Books. Perhaps that question didn't exist at the time. I'll go have a look at it.

This is for Google Play, right?

Later: sorry, no, there's no indication of my filing status when I look at my Account page.
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