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Form W-8BEN Information
Form W-8BEN will remain in effect until a change in circumstances makes any information on the form incorrect (address, resident status, etc.). A social security number is required on the form. Without a valid W-8BEN form on file, federal tax will be withheld.
Tips when completing Form W-8BEN
Line 2: Leave blank.
Line 3: Check the “Individual” box.
Line 4: Enter your permanent residence address. Generally, this would be your address in your home country or in the country where you filed income taxes before entering the USA.. This CANNOT be an address in the United States.
Line 5: Enter your current address. This MUST be an address in the USA.
Line 6: Enter your social security number and check the box for SSN.
Line 7: Leave blank.
Line 8: Leave blank.
Line 9: 9a: Check the box and enter your country of residence.
9c: Leave blank
9d: Leave blank
9e: Leave blank
Line 10: This must be completed.
Line 11: Leave blank.
Part IV: Be sure to sign and date.
If you need assistance, please call or e-mail the contact below with any questions or to set up an appointment.
Sara Marcotte, Accountant
MTU - Accounting Services
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