Tax Information for Non-US Publishers


US tax law generally requires that we withhold tax of 30% on payments on sales of your content into the US. However, you may be entitled to a reduced rate of withholding or no withholding at all if certain conditions are met and you provide us with appropriate documentation. You can find more information on your eligibility for reduced withholding and the types of documentation that are required here.


The American IRS requires that we collect a W-8 tax form from you. The IRS updated this form in January 2017. Please follow the instructions below to send us the appropriate W-8 tax form.

If you are doing business as an individual, please print the "W-8BEN" PDF file linked below:

Otherwise, use the "Entity" version of the form instead, "W-8BEN-E", linked below:

IMPORTANT: Please remember to enter today's date next to your signature.

Please email your completed, signed, and dated W-8 Tax Form to If you prefer to fax instead, please send a fax to 1-516-478 -5853. Please include [Attention: Maria Gribbin] on the cover sheet.

If you'd like, you can mail us a paper copy of the form instead. Please send the original (completed, signed, and dated) physical W-8 tax form to:



Barnes & Noble Inc.

1400 Old Country Road

Westbury, NY 11590


Attn: Vendor Relations / Maria Gribbin