The US form W-8 BEN-E is a certificate of Status of Beneficial Owner, for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting.
This form is usually requested by a US based company paying a non-US entity for a service and if not filled or if you tick a wrong box, a default rate of 30% will be withheld and paid to the IRS.
We can fill-out this W-8BEN-E certificate on your behalf :
This form is en English and quite complex to fill with many boxes to tick and information to provide, using a lot of acronyms ( NFFE, FFI, IGA … ), you will spend hours to read the certificate documentation ( in English ) or you will have to pay an expensive US lawyer to do it but we can do it for a competitive price, for any company in the world ( excetp US ones of course ) :
We have the knowledge and the experience to get your W-8BEN-E form correctly filled and delivered within 48 hours, in PDF format so you can focus on your job and not lose money.
What is W-8BEN-E form and why do I need it ?
The W-8BEN-E form is a member of the W-8 form family : foreign businesses must fill it to verify their country of residence for tax purposes, certifying that they qualify for a lower rate of tax withholding.
What happens if the form W-8BEN-E is not provided or you tick wrong boxes ?
The W-8 forms are issued by the IRS, but are submitted only to payers or withholding agents, not to the IRS.
Failure to submit the form results in a withholding tax at 30% for foreign entities.
Who should fill the W-8BEN-E certificate ?
This form must be filled by any entity ( corporate, business … ) having a US based revenues ( consulting for a US firm, sofrtware development for a US company … )
What’s an active or a passive entity in the W-8BEN-E form ?
Determining if a company is active or passive is quite complex, we will do the analysis for you, it’s part of our job when filling that form on your behalf.
How do I fill the W-8BEN-E certificate and which boxes to tick, for a non-US company ?
There are 3 steps to fill the W-8BEN-E certificate for a non-US company :