I'm located in the UK and sell apps through Apple App Store, Google Play etc. I have completed W8-BEN forms at the request of Apple, Google.
Now I'm looking to invest in US stocks, to do so, I need to answer a few questions for my stockbroker, one of them is:
Are you receiving income that is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the U.S.?
My question is, do these app sales and royalties mean that I am receiving income connected to the U.S?
I've tried the IRS website ECI section, but it hard to understand. I've also made an international call to the IRS, who did not know the answer.
Any help would be appreciated.