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I work for an American company as a freelancer based in the

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I work for an American company as a freelancer based in the UK
JA: Have you talked to a tax professional about this?
Customer: No I just need to know what form to fill in before they pay me
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Customer: I am a freelancer but the company pay me for 35 hours a week
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I am required to fill out a tax form before I will be paid, eg. W-8BEN, W9, 8233, but I don't know which form to fill in. Which one is suitable for me?

If you are not a US person you complete form W8 BEN

Give Form W-8 BEN to the withholding agent or payer if you are a foreign person and you are the beneficial owner of an amount subject to withholding.

Submit Form W-8 BEN when requested by the withholding agent or payer whether or not you are claiming a reduced rate of, or exemption from, withholding.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Does that cover me as a freelancer rather than an employee?

Yes

The US company needs that so they can deduct the payment to you from their income

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