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Form W-8BEN

Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding

Download and print the Form W-8BEN
Some Information on the form:

Do not use this form for:

A U.S. citizen or other U.S. person, including a resident alien individual.- Instead, use Form: W-9

A person claiming that income is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States -  Instead, use Form:  W-8ECI

A foreign partnership, a foreign simple trust, or a foreign grantor trust (see instructions for exceptions) - Instead, use Form: W-8ECI or W-8IMY

A foreign government, international organization, foreign central bank of issue, foreign tax-exempt organization, foreign private foundation, or government of a U.S. possession that received effectively connected income or that is claiming the applicability of section(s) 115(2), 501(c), 892, 895, or 1443(b) (see instructions) - Instead, use Form: W-8ECI or W-8EXP


These entities should use Form W-8BEN if they are claiming treaty benefits or are providing the form only to claim they are a foreign person exempt from backup withholding.

A person acting as an intermediary - Instead use form: W-8IMY.


See instructions for additional exceptions.

Part I

Identification of Beneficial Owner (See instructions.)

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