What do I owe Her Majesty the Queen?
January 31, 2012 7:21 PM Subscribe
Help an American citizen with British income tax on book royalties.
posted by bad grammar to Work & Money (6 answers total)
I published an university press book that did moderately well, as those things go, and received royalties of US $188 in 2011, or about 119 GBP.
Since the press publishes simultaneously in the US and in the United Kingdom, I also received a mass of red tape about British income tax on royalties from the press. This was general information; I don't know if it applies specifically to me. Do I have to pay British income tax on 119 GBP?
What about my total SE income, which includes other writing gigs solely in the U.S., and totals about 1600 dollars US? I have a day job (U.S. only) from which payroll tax has been withheld in the usual way.