Hi, I recently received the following email from IB: >Dear IB Customer: > >The US Internal Revenue Service requires us to get updated tax >forms every few years for non-US residents and citizens. As a >result of recent changes in W-8 reporting, your existing >information is incomplete under the current requirements. In >order to complete or update your tax forms, please visit Account >Management/Account Administration/Update W8 > >Please note that if we do not receive updated tax forms by May > 15, 2006, we may be required by the IRS to apply additional >tax withholding to certain transactions in your account to meet >US regulations. > I am a Dutch citizen (individual) living in the Netherlands, trading only Eurex futures and Forex (no stocks so no dividents, and no US products, except the US$.) I had losses in 2004, around breakeven in 2005, and 2006 is profitable (so far). Anyone knows what's the best way to fill the W-8BEN form at IB? (Especially sections 9 to 11.) Also, what's the situation with the Dutch tax office? I never filled up a tax return form before (so I didn't declare the 2004 losses). What do you recommend I should do for 2006 if profitable? Thanks for your help.