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IRS Form W-8

This form is used by a nonresident alien who qualifies for exemption from certain withholding taxes on corporate dividends. In addition to the basic W-8, other variations of the form may be used:

  • W-8BEN (Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding)
  • W-8ECI (Certificate of Foreign Person's Claim That Income Is Effectively Connected With the Conduct of a Trade or Business in the United States)
  • W-8CE (Notice of Expatriation and Waiver of Treaty Benefits)

Avoid delays in processing your application

For all documents you’re asked to provide:

  • Make sure the copies you send are legible.
  • Do not include documents that have been altered with correction fluid or by other means.
  • Submit the entire requested document and include all pages (even blank ones).