W-8BEN

Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting (Individuals) ▶ For use by individuals. Entities must use Form W-8BEN-E. ▶ Go to www.irs.gov/FormW8BEN for instructions and the latest information. ▶ Give this form to the withholding agent or payer. Do not send to the IRS.
  • Do NOT use this form if: Instead, use Form: • You are NOT an individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-8BEN-E • You are a U.S. citizen or other U.S. person, including a resident alien individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-9 • You are a beneficial owner claiming that income is effectively connected with the conduct of trade or business within the U.S. (other than personal services) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-8ECI • You are a beneficial owner who is receiving compensation for personal services performed in the United States . . . . . . . 8233 or W-4 • You are a person acting as an intermediary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-8IMY Note: If you are resident in a FATCA partner jurisdiction (i.e., a Model 1 IGA jurisdiction with reciprocity), certain tax account information may be W8 Instructions
  • Part I Identification of Beneficial Owner (see instructions)
  • Part II Claim of Tax Treaty Benefits (for chapter 3 purposes only) (see instructions)
  • Part III Certification Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined the information on this form and to the best of my knowledge and belief it is true, correct, and complete. I further certify under penalties of perjury that: • I am the individual that is the beneficial owner (or am authorized to sign for the individual that is the beneficial owner) of all the income to which this form relates or am using this form to document myself for chapter 4 purposes, • The person named on line 1 of this form is not a U.S. person, • The income to which this form relates is: (a) not effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States, (b) effectively connected but is not subject to tax under an applicable income tax treaty, or (c) the partner’s share of a partnership's effectively connected income, • The person named on line 1 of this form is a resident of the treaty country listed on line 9 of the form (if any) within the meaning of the income tax treaty between the United States and that country, and • For broker transactions or barter exchanges, the beneficial owner is an exempt foreign person as defined in the instructions. Furthermore, I authorize this form to be provided to any withholding agent that has control, receipt, or custody of the income of which I am the beneficial owner or any withholding agent that can disburse or make payments of the income of which I am the beneficial owner. I agree that I will submit a new form within 30 days if any certification made on this form becomes incorrect.
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