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6. Am I required to provide a United States Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to get paid? As of August 2011, we are simplifying the application sales payout process by no longer requiring you to provide an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) on your W-8 form to take advantage of a reduced withholding rate. If you are planning to apply for an ITIN, you are no longer required to do so and may submit a W-8 form without it.If you have already provided Microsoft with your W-8 without an ITIN and your payments were subject to withholding, please note that effective as of August 2011 the 30% withholding will no longer be applied. You will not be required to re-submit your W-8 form to take advantage of this change.