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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Late filing of Forms 1042-S also can result in a penalty of $250 per form, up to a maximum of $3,000,000 per year, or $50 per form if the form is not correctly filed within 30 days after the required filing date, up to a maximum of $536,000 ($187,500 for small businesses) per year [IRC sections 6721(a) and (b); Form 1042-S Instructions], A withholding agent can cure its noncompliance after the fact by obtaining a Form W-8 or other documentation from the payee, but the withholding agent may still be subject to penalties and interest ("U.S.
Tipalti, provider of a global payments management platform, said it has fully integrated a Form W-8 collection solution into its platform.
Exemptions and reduced rates are available but generally require the beneficial owner to document its right to the exemption on the appropriate version of Form W-8. Such payments generally must be reported to the IRS on Form 1042-S, Foreign Person's U.S.
taxpayer identification number (TIN) on the appropriate Form W-8. A foreign service provider rendering all services outside the country does not need to provide a TIN.
The IRM provides guidance to withholding examiners with respect to reliance on a withholding certificate (Form W-8) that is part of the review process of Form 1042 and Form 1042-S.
Nonresident aliens and other foreign persons should complete and deliver to the property manager Form W-8, which certifies that the person is a foreign person.
payer will be required to withhold 30% unless the payer first has in its possession a properly executed Form W-8 from the payee.
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This exemption from withholding can be claimed by the completion of Form W-8, Certificate of Foreign Status.
withholding agent can generally rely on a properly completed withholding certificate (Form W-8) to establish foreign status or claim treaty benefits.
The withholding agent will generally use a withholding certificate (the Form W-8 series, Form 8233, Exemption from Withholding on Compensation for Independent (and Certain Dependent) Personal Services of a Nonresident Alien Individual, or Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification) to ascertain the payee's status.
person must provide a valid Form W-8 (e.g., Form W-8BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding).