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Player Studio Tax Registration

Taxes?!

Yes. Items you make which are sold in the marketplace for Daybreak Cash® generate real money. We share that money with you in the form of royalties. For specific information about royalties, click here to see the Item Submission Agreement.

The government requires us to report your earnings and withhold for taxes. You will not be able to post items for sale on the marketplace until your paperwork has been completed and approved. Your paperwork may vary depending on your place of residence.

Please Note: there is a low, one-time, non-refundable processing fee of $10.

For full details of tax requirements click here: Tax Info
The process is fairly easy. To get started or continue your submission, log in here:






Tax Registration F.A.Q.

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Can I submit items without filling out tax paperwork?
No. Completed tax paperwork is required for participating in the Player Studio program.
Can I fill out the paperwork online?
Yes. Click the "Begin" button when you are ready to start.
Can I fill out the paper versions of these forms instead?
No. We are only accepting tax registration through this online submission process.
I have already filled out the paperwork and been accepted for Player Studio. Do I need to do it again?
No. You are all set.
Do I need to do anything if I change my address?
Yes. As soon as your information changes, you should notify DGC. Send your or your parent’s Daybreak username and updated address to: Accounts-Payable@daybreakgames.com.
Can I submit items without being paid?
No. Royalties cannot be waived, redirected to charity, converted to Daybreak Cash®, or held until a later date.
Which countries' residents can sell items and earn royalties?
Eligible residents of Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the United States may participate. We're exploring adding more countries to the program in the future.
Is the paperwork the same for US and international participants?
No. US residents need to submit Form W-9 and International participants need to submit Form W-8. Our web flow takes you through the steps as simply as possible.
What is a TIN?
A TIN is a Tax Identification Number. It is either an Employer Identification Number (EIN) a Social Security Number (SSN), or an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN). See the IRS website for more details. irs.gov
As a non US resident, am I required to have a Tax ID Number.
No. However, you may be subject to tax withholdings of up to 30% of your royalty payment for US tax purposes.
What is VAT Registered?
VAT registration may be required in some countries for certain businesses. If you are a Non-US artist, please consult with your tax advisor for details.
What if no income tax treaty exists between my country of residence and the United States?
We will be required by the IRS to withhold 30% of your revenue share payment and remit these taxes to the IRS. You may want to consult with your tax advisors on whether you can recover these taxes as a foreign tax credit on your tax return.
Who is Compliance Technologies International, LLP (CTI)?
Daybreak Games is working with an international tax and technology company that specializes in tax registration systems. CTI takes the privacy of your information seriously. You can read or download a copy of their Safe Harbor data privacy policy here.
Is there a fee for this?
Yes. Daybreak Games is working with CTI which charges a per-user processing fee as well as a tax identification number look-up fee. We help cover these charges through a one-time, non-refundable processing fee of $10.00 (US).
Can I start my paperwork now and then finish it later?
Yes. Your details are kept for about 30 days. After that, you can resume your paperwork, but your progress will no longer be saved. You won't have to pay a second processing fee.
Can I register as an individual or a corporation?
Yes. You choose depending on your particular situation. The flow will run slightly differently, depending on how you answer certain questions.
Is this for Player Studio items and Landmark templates made in-game from voxels?
Yes. This works for everything including props and templates in Landmark, and submissions for every game that supports Player Studio.
How old do I have to be to do this?
If you are 18 years or older, you may participate on your own. If you are aged 13-17, you should ask your parent or legal guardian to register and he or she can submit your Player Studio submissions. Your parent or guardian will receive the royalty checks and will have any associated tax responsibilities. If you are under the age of 13, you are not eligible to participate.
How are Player Studio payments calculated?

Payments are calculated based on the money DGC receives from the sales of Daybreak Cash, when that Daybreak Cash is used to buy your Player Studio items in the marketplace. When Daybreak Cash is sold, there may be fees and taxes that DGC must pay, and those fees and taxes are deducted. Also, some Daybreak Cash is given away for promotional purposes, and because DGC does not receive any money when it gives Daybreak Cash away, those amounts are also deducted. Here are some hypothetical examples – please note that the tax rates and other deductions are for example only and are not based on real life numbers:

Example 1

Player A buys $10 of Daybreak Cash (1,000 Dayreak Cash) from DGC. DGC pays $1 in sales tax on that amount, so after paying the taxes DGC will have $9 for that Daybreak Cash. Player A then buys your Player Studio item for 1,000 Daybreak Cash. Assuming no other applicable deductions, the payment to you will be $9 x 40% = $3.60.

Example 2

Player A buys $10 of Daybreak Cash (1,000 Dayreak Cash) through a digital distribution partner and then buys your Player Studio item for 1,000 Dayreak Cash. The digital distribution partner collects the money and pays DGC 85% of that amount, so DGC gets $8.50 and the partner keeps $1.50. Assuming no other applicable deductions, the payment to you will be $8.50 x 40% = $3.40.

Example 3

Player A buys $10 of Daybreak Cash (1,000 Dayreak Cash) from DGC. Player A also has an additional 500 Dayreak Cash that DGC gave away for free. Player A then buys your Player Studio item for 1,500 Dayreak Cash. DGC received a total $10 for that Dayreak Cash, so assuming no other applicable deductions the payment to you will be $10 x 40% = $4.00.

Example 4

Player A buys $10 of Daybreak Cash (1,000 Dayreak Cash) from DGC using a credit card. DGC pays a 50 cent processing fee for that payment. Player A then buys your Player Studio item for 1,000 Dayreak Cash. DGC received a total $9.50 for that Dayreak Cash, so assuming no other applicable deductions the payment to you will be $9.50 x 40% = $3.80.


None of these materials are intended to be tax advice. Please consult a tax adviser for tax guidance.