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I am looking at what the requirements for tax would be for

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Hi, I am looking at what the requirements for tax would be for being an affiliate for an american software company, there is a choice of tax forms you have to fill out, W8-BEN, W8-BEN-E, W9, or W8-IMY. I am not a LTD I am a sole trader as of now. It is also asking for my foreign tax identification number or US Taxpayer identification number, is this something you could help me with? Thanks
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You only need to complete the W8 BEN form as an individual. No US tax number is ***** of you.

If you have a UTR you list that as the tax number on line 6 .

As long as you are not present in the US the W8 keeps the US company from withholding US tax on your payments.

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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Brilliant thanks for your help, if I was to set up an LTD would I need to complete a different form other than the W8-BEN?

Yes you would then use the W8 BEN E instead.

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