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Fwd: very off topic : IRS

well, for what its worth...
I had to do the exact same for the government of Spain...

it took a little more than 3 months of inanely slow and kafka-esque  
paperwork to get paid.

i'm imagining if its the same process you might just have to live with  
getting paid several months after the event.

On Jun 10, 2009, at 9:14 AM, Per Boysen wrote:
>> Hi Erdem,
>> I have also struggled with this surprisingly protectionistic American
>> bureaucracy. You are supposed to apply either to the unit in Texas
>> that handles this or to your locally closest licensed authority. In  
>> my
>> case this meant I sent my ITIN number appliance to the American
>> embassy in Paris. But look out - on the web site they do not give out
>> the information that you actually need to include a written document
>> that proves your involvement in American activities that generate
>> income for you. The Americans in Paris did not tell me about that
>> either, even though I e-mailed them the direct question, but sent my
>> appliance to Texas so someone in Texas could send me a snail mail  
>> back
>> telling me that my appliance lacked some (not specified)  
>> verifications
>> and thus could not be accepted. So I'm about to start my second round
>> now in this Kafka-like procedure ;-))  I did include in my appliance
>> enough copied correspondence between me and an American book
>> publishing label that I have been working for as a proof reader. My
>> guess is that only signed contracts will do, so get those papers from
>> the beginning and you will save at least one year in the process.
>> I'm not sure Americans in general know about this, since it only
>> affects non Americans that work for Americans companies while not
>> being American citizens or living in the country.
>> Good luck to you! I know people that have succeeded to get the ITIN  
>> so
>> it is definitely possible.
>> Greetings from Sweden
>> Per Boysen
>> www.boysen.se
>> www.perboysen.com
>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 5:55 PM, Erdem  
>> Helvacioglu<erdemhel@tnn.net> wrote:
>>> hey,
>>> i am sorry this is very off topic. but since a lot of the members  
>>> of this
>>> list are from usa, i need to ask this.
>>> as some of you may know, i did a 5 week tour in usa in march- 
>>> april. i have
>>> been invited by ucsc to give a lecture and a premier of a new  
>>> commissioned
>>> piece. there i also recorded a new record with bill walker, which  
>>> i am
>>> mixing at the moment. everything was great except one issue. the  
>>> IRS!
>>> it seems that i need to apply for an ITIN number to receive the  
>>> payment from
>>> the university. i filled out the w7 form along with other things  
>>> and sent
>>> them to irs. but now it seems that i need to fill out the form  
>>> 8233 and get
>>> a letter from the social security that states that "i am  
>>> ineligible to
>>> receive a social security number". so it seems that first i need  
>>> to be
>>> rejected to be accepted! well, so my question is : how do i get a  
>>> letter
>>> from the social security that states i am ineligible?
>>> i though that the turkish bureaucracy was weird, but it seems that  
>>> this even
>>> weirder. this is the first that in my life i am applying somewhere  
>>> to be
>>> rejected!
>>> again i am very sorry everyone about this email. but i am  
>>> desperate and
>>> frustrated.
>>> best.
>>> Erdem Helvacioglu
>>> www.erdemhelvacioglu.com
>>> www.myspace.com/erdemhelvacioglu
>>> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
>>> "Wounded Breath" album is out now on Aucourant Records:
>>> www.aucourantrecords.com/catalog.php?op=detail&cid=23
>>> "wounded breath album will open you up to new experiences and
>>> allow you to explore worlds previously closed to you."
>>> Blogcritics, Richard Marcus
>>> "wounded breath is an outstanding acousmatic record, period."
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