I am an Indian and live in India. I am a graphic designer. I make graphic designs and sell those at a online United State base retail site (like clothing t-shirts and many more merchandise) when my designs sell out I get a commission (royalty) from that products.
The US Site requires me to fill W-8BEN form for minimum withholding tax. I have already sent all information in my W-8BEN form. The US Site says one information is not correct. In Line 10 they need a reason for minimum withholding tax.
If I don't give the correct reason the US site will hold 30% tax on my earning. I have given then many reason but every time the reason is rejected.
Can someone tell me correct reason based on above, that I can write in my form line-10 to reduce the withholding tax. I have also mentioned my Foreign tax identifying number.