Hi Natasha, I do not think you should pay any money to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) given that you are a South African citizen. You do not have a US tax ID, hence, you should only pay taxes to the South African Revenue Service.
Most US-based and regulated brokers have clients in other countries and they do not require them to pay taxes in the US unless they reside there. Kindly hold off sending any money to the Astra expert traders until you have spoken to a licensed professional in your country.
I have done a quick check of Astra expert traders and they do not list their US license number or the regulator who licenses them, which is a major red flag, indicating that they could be scammers.
Do not send any money to Astra expert traders, they are a CLONE firm of www.astrafx.com, which is a legitimate broker.
Hi trader, thanks for asking about Topcmarket.com. I have checked their website and they do not seem to be regulated by any of the top regulators such as the UK's FCA and the ASIC. Their registered office is in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, which is probably where they are also regulated.
However, given that they are a crypto firm, it is no surprise that they are not regulated by any of the top regulators. I'd still tread carefully when dealing with the company as there are other trusted crypto firms out there that have stood the test of time such as Binance, Kraken, CEX.IO and Bittrex.