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How do I complete a W-8BEN form?

The following information contains guidance notes for the completion of a W-8BEN Form. These notes should be read alongside the official IRS instructions that are available on the  www.irs.gov , website and also on our website .

The W-8BEN form should be completed in either blue or black ink. If correction fluid (Tip-ex) or correction tape are used the forms will be rejected by the IRS.

There are guidance notes for the completion of each section of the W-8BEN form. W-8BEN forms can be downloaded from the Useful Forms  section on our website.

Completed forms should be returned to:

TD Direct Investing
Exchange Court
Duncombe Street

Important Information

  • This is for information purposes only.
  • Tax advice can not be given.
  • If advice is required please consult a professional tax advisor or the IRS.
  • Tax treaty rates does not override your actual tax liability in the country you reside but any tax withheld maybe deemed off settable.
  • If you do not feel that the Form W-8BEN is appropriate please visit WWW.IRS.GOV and review the other Form W-8 series available. Each form will have a corresponding instruction guide to help you understand the usage and completion of the form.

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