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Cpa company asking for w8ben form though I am not from usa

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Iconoclast, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Iconoclast

    Iconoclast Regular Member

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    I need to file w8 ben form but I do not know how to fill it. First I am from pakistan

    Then it is asking about information that I do not have ie ssn itin etc


    Anyone??

    Thanks
     
  2. 2DHades

    2DHades Power Member

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    Does the CPA company knows you are from Pakistan?
     
  3. MrE

    MrE Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The W-8BEN is for international users, a US citizen or corporation will fill out a W-9 form. Any proper CPA company will get you to fill this out before payment, or when you cross the $600/year threshold.

    Google will be your friend, or I'm sure the CPA network accounting department can assist you with completing the form.
     
  4. moneyguru2013

    moneyguru2013 Newbie

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    Just type "w8 ben form instructions" in Google search engine and you will
    see how to full out the form. Since the new update in the income tax laws
    in the US earlier this year regarding income earned by non residents living
    outside the US, most US affiliate Companies are now strict in
    requesting this form before paying out any money.
     
  5. BigTroll

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    Dude, when u are writting your w8, there it says "(if applicable)"
    hint: SNN/SDID: 0000000 (just put a few 0's)
    Complete the w8 only where you know what to writte. If u have paragraphs which are not aplicable on your case, just leave blank.
    Absolutly all cpa companies request w8/w9

    Good luck,