Shutterstock finally announces the lunch of the Tax Center section and a dedicated e-mail address TaxHelp@shutterstock.com for assistance. This is the message:
To All Submitters:
We thank you for your patience while we have taken time to carefully design and launch our new Tax Center, in which you will find detailed information and customized line-by-line instructions for the IRS forms you may need.
We've also set up a new email address to provide you with assistance on tax matters: TaxHelp@shutterstock.com. Your questions will go directly to those on our staff who are most knowledgeable about these issues. We are confident that between the Tax Center and our personalized email correspondence with you that we will be able to answer the majority of your questions. For privacy reasons, we will not provide substantive, personalized advice in our Forums, though we will try to answer general questions there. And of course, you should still consult with your own tax advisers.
Again, we thank you for your patience and invite you to now visit our new Tax Center, where you will find detailed information and documentation.
President & CFO
Shutterstock Images LLC
For the most of the contributors – that are submitting to Shutterstock as an individual and are resident of a country that has a tax treaty -, it's easy to submit Form W-8BEN online without Tax ID #
Group A2 — If you are submitting to Shutterstock as an individual and are a resident of a country that has a tax treaty with the U.S., then please submit Form W-8BEN digitally on Shutterstock's website to benefit from the reduced or zero withholding rate that is specified in your country's tax treaty. Note that a U.S. Tax ID # (TIN) is not required for Group A2.