filling out w8ben form

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by arzoo, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. arzoo



    i would like some help on filling out the w8ben form.

    i live outside the US and am not a US citizen.

    I know that filling out the w8ben implies i pay taxes in my home country.

    Should i answer PART II? which is Claim of Tax Treaty Benefits (if applicable). I'm not sure if i should leave this blank.

    if this should be filled up, should i answer 9 and 10.. if this is needed, my answer for 9 would be letter A - The beneficial owner is a resident of _____ within the meaning of the income tax treaty between the United States and that country.

    then i dont know what to put in #10.

    or do i just fill up PART I Identification of Beneficial Owner and the signature portion only.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. romik


  3. FredBloggs

    FredBloggs Guest

    my broker does this for me, but i did have to fill one out before.

    from memory, just do part 1.

    my rule of thumb regarding tax people is give as little info as possible.