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File IRS Tax Form W-8 Ben - Certificate of Foreign Status for United States Tax Withholding

File IRS Tax Form W-8 Ben - Certificate of Foreign Status for United States Tax Withholding

Generally a Non Resident Alien (NRA) is subjected to US Tax withholding (NRA withholding) of 30% on their US Source Income.

A Non Resident Alien needs to submit Form W-8BEN to the withholding agent (employer or financial institution) to;

a) If applicable, claim a reduced rate of, or exception from, withholding under an Income Tax Treaty.

b) Establish Foreign Status

c) Claim Exception from Form 1099 Reporting.

d) Claim that the person is the beneficial owner of the income.

By Tax Expert    February 20th, 2020