Help with the W-8BEN form

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Bigmak, May 11, 2006.

  1. Bigmak

    Bigmak

    I'm a Canadian citizen, living in Canada. I'm trading the Nasdaq. I've been requested to fill out this W-8BEN form by May 15th.

    Can you tell me why I'm filling this out?...and also, how I'm supposed to fill this out?

    Thanks a bunch
     
  2. Why dont you ask your Broker....?
     
  3. Bigmak

    Bigmak

    That was my first thought, but then I thought...HEY!...why not bother the good folks at Elite Trader first....haha.

    I'll probably give them a call tonight or tommorow though. I'm just one of those people who likes to get all info, from all angles before I do anything.
     
  4. Pekelo

    Pekelo

    You have to fill that out, so you wouldn't get money (profit, that is) held back for taxes as for US citizens...
     
  5. byte5711

    byte5711

    the W-8BEN must be print out, fill it, scan it and then sent it to u ( Alpari US ) by email. Am i right?