We require a W8 form from all businesses incorporated outside of the US.
Below is a guide on how to identify the proper form for your business. You can find the latest links to the W8 forms hosted on the IRS website. You are responsible for ensuring completion of the proper form.
You are an entity who is the beneficial owner of the income
You are a beneficial owner claiming that income is effectively connected with the conduct of trade or business within the US (other than personal services)
You are an entity acting as an intermediary, a foreign partnership, a foreign simple trust, or a foreign grantor trust (unless claiming treaty benefits) (see instructions for exceptions)
You are a US citizen or other US person, including a resident alien individual
You are a foreign individual
You are a foreign government, international organization, foreign central bank of issue, foreign tax-exempt organization, foreign private foundation, or government of a US possession claiming that income is effectively connected US income or that is claiming the applicability of section(s) 115(2), 501(c), 892, 895, or 1443(b) (unless claiming treaty benefits) (see instructions for other exceptions)
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