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
section on our website.
Completed forms should be returned to:
TD Direct Investing
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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