Amazon asks – ‘Are you a U.S. Person?’

A tax information form on Amazon is riddled with language traps.

Amazon form - screenshot

Am i an individual? – Well, my response is, an individual what? The word ‘individual’ is an adjective.

“For U.S. tax purposes…” – I live in the U.S.A. not the U.S.

“Are you…” – I am never a ‘you’ since ‘you’ is always plural.

“Are you a U.S. person?” I am not a person / persona / company. I am a living being.

 

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