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US tax W9 form vs W8BEN form

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I was just wondering whether anyone here has any experience with the W9 vs W8BEN form. A client has sold some services to a company in the USA and their accounting dept is looking for the W9 form. 

As far as I can work out the W9 is used fro USA entities and the W8BEN form is for non-resident alien companies. Is this correct?

Any help is appreciated. 

As far as I can tell, there is no AnyAnswers section on the US version of AWEB.

 

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By Paul D Utherone
30th Jan 2020 17:49

exceljockey wrote:

As far as I can work out the W9 is used fro USA entities and the W8BEN form is for non-resident alien companies. Is this correct?


Essentially yes. There a a number of different 'flavours' of W8 and you need to sort the right one for your circumstance
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By David Treitel
30th Jan 2020 19:00

A W-9 is used only by a US person. Is this client a US person?

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By exceljockey
31st Jan 2020 12:04

David Treitel wrote:

A W-9 is used only by a US person. Is this client a US person?

Yes, the client is a subsidiary company incorporated in the USA (Delaware).

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By Matrix
31st Jan 2020 13:54

Well refer them to their US accountant then.

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