Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Publishing Royalties

Publishing Royalties

Old Mar 20th 2012, 8:39 pm
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 36
RGH80 has a reputation beyond reputeRGH80 has a reputation beyond reputeRGH80 has a reputation beyond reputeRGH80 has a reputation beyond reputeRGH80 has a reputation beyond reputeRGH80 has a reputation beyond reputeRGH80 has a reputation beyond reputeRGH80 has a reputation beyond reputeRGH80 has a reputation beyond reputeRGH80 has a reputation beyond reputeRGH80 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Publishing Royalties

After reading the thread about working on personal projects, this has thrown up something that might be relevant to me.

I am (possibly) going to land a publishing contract with a US-based publisher while being in the UK. To do this, I apply for an ITIN from the US Embassy and pay tax in the UK as normal. (This is unlikely to be a huge amount.)

But if, down the line, my day job posts me to the US on an L1 visa, am I going to hit a brick wall here? All that really happens is that the tax is paid to the IRS and not HMRC, but would they class this as being self-employed? And what about writing anything new while being in the US on an L1?
RGH80 is offline  
Old Mar 20th 2012, 8:56 pm
  #2  
MODERATOR
 
Noorah101's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 58,252
Noorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Publishing Royalties

Originally Posted by RGH80 View Post
And what about writing anything new while being in the US on an L1?
My layman's understanding is that if you're in the USA on an L-1, it's OK to get paid royalties from something you've previously written, but would not be OK to write anything new for which you intend to get paid (because that would be classed as "working"), unless that's what your L-1 job actually is.

Rene
Noorah101 is offline  
Old Mar 20th 2012, 10:41 pm
  #3  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 38,865
ian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Publishing Royalties

Originally Posted by Noorah101 View Post
My layman's understanding is that if you're in the USA on an L-1, it's OK to get paid royalties from something you've previously written, but would not be OK to write anything new for which you intend to get paid (because that would be classed as "working"), unless that's what your L-1 job actually is.
+1 ... I agree.

Ian
ian-mstm is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.