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Hi I run a one man UK company based in Oxfordshire writing computer software. One of my clients is in the US and I recently went there for 1.5 weeks work as part of a 9 week contract. The remaining 7.5 weeks work were was done in Oxford UK. I have been told that the US company will be withholding 1.5/9 * 30% of the invoice total as US IRS Withholding Tax. I have been asked to complete from W-8BEN-E to reduce this to 0% (ie. they pay the invoice total, not deduct a wad of cash from it and pay the remainder). I filled in my W-8BEN-E last week but it was rejected as I didn't fill in section 15. I don't know what to put in section 15. Can anyone advise? All I need is the detail to fill in the updated W-8BEN-E and send it back. The link to the W-8BEN-E is here http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8bene.pdf In my form, I have checked boxes 14a, 14b, and 14c as required in Part III
Hi I just noticed that all your information for section 15 above is correct except \"The beneficial owner is claiming the provisions of Article ....." is missing. What is the article number ?