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I am American by birth but have dual nationality (US & UK). I have resided permanently in the UK since age 11 always worked and paid taxes in the UK. I now have to complete forms for my bank to comply with FATCA and have been advised that I need to complete a W9 form if I am a US citizen. I am not sure if I have an SSN as I have never worked in the US and never held any accounts or assets there. I do not have an EIN as I have always worked in the UK. Can I complete a W9 without an SSN and EIN?
Do I need to complete a W9 if I have never worked in the US or earned any income from the US?
Thank you for your help. Please can you expand on the following:
To clarify my position, I have dual nationality (I hold both US & British passports as my mother was British).
1. I have only ever worked in the UK and never held an account or assets in the US. How would I file US taxes each year if I don't hold any accounts or earn any income from the US and never have done my whole life?
2. How do I report each year if despite the above, this is still necessary?
3. Would I have received an SSN automatically regardless of whether or not I was resident in the US? I'm not sure at what age the US issue SSNs. If this is the case, would I need to find the original number issued rather than apply for a new SSN?
4. I have been in the UK since Age 11 and am now age 49 and have never had to report to the bank about anything to do with my US citizenship. Is the FATCA new legislation?
Thank you, ***** ***** happens now if I have never filed a US tax return before because I wasn't aware I had to?
Thank you. I want advice on how to file for the past 6 years but I will ask it as a new question and send to you now.