The fine prints and the number of questions and boxes to fill scares the hell out of me. Lucky I have an accountant hubby who took the form and get the job done for me. I only sign on the dotted lines and didn’t even read what was filled by hubby.
The W-8BEN is the Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding. Big words, scary sounding, ain’t it?
I have no choice but to fill it because one of the companies cannot pay me two months of my income and it has come up to xyz amount. Hmmm…one cannot be too explicit from now on, eh?
I had signed and mailed the PDF format back to the company and keep my fingers crossed that Uncle Sam will not suck my blood. I am poor enough already.
syokbeb(March 11, 2009 - 7:23 pm)
ItI am also poor due to this recession :)
Fortunekitty(March 11, 2009 - 9:47 pm)
I was also worried about how to fill it, but once I got my first form approved by one company, it’s just copy and paste for the rest. Hehe.