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What is a W-8BEN form?

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Written by Bode
Updated 2 years ago

A W-8BEN form is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form that provides foreigners with an exemption from specified U.S. taxes.

The primary purpose of the W-8 form is to indicate to mutual fund companies and brokers that a foreign investor isn't subject to standard taxation practices where investment income is not taxed.

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