W-8

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W-8

Certificate of Foreign Status form required by the IRS to tell the payer, transfer agent, broker or other middleman that an employee is a nonresident alien or foreign entity that is not subject to U.S. tax reporting or backup withholding rules.

W-8

A form that must be filed with the IRS guaranteeing that a person is a nonresident alien, and, as such, is not subject to U.S. taxation. One must file a W-8 whether the person involved is an employee or an investor.
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Countless different Forms W-8 exist with many complex requirements and it can be overwhelming and time-consuming for payees to determine which form to use and how to complete them adequately.
An entity that is disregarded as an entity separate from its owner does not submit Forms W-8 or W-9.
Forms W-8 that list a post office box as a permanent residence address can be relied on (contrary to the regulations), if the withholding agent does not know (or does not have reason to know) that the person providing the form is a U.