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Eduardo Cano Rodríguez  Identity Verified
Spain
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Apr 22, 2005

Hello all!

I have contacted with an agency from the United States, and they ask me to fill a W-9 form. I have previously filled (for other companies) W-8 forms, which are for people from outside the USA, but working with companies based in the USA. So, what is the W-9 form for? Do I have to get a TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number)? I am a little bit annoyed, as this is strange for me, so, any help will be welcomed.

Best,

Edu.


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Laura Gentili  Identity Verified
Italy
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I think it's a mistake Apr 22, 2005

Once I was given a W9 form by mistake.
You cannot possibly fill a W9 form if you live abroad.
Did you tell them that you usually fill the W-8 form?

Laura


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DGK T-I  Identity Verified
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The instructions on the 2005 form do seem to say Apr 22, 2005

that a W9 isn't intended for 'non-resident aliens'


"Purpose of Form

U.S. person. Use Form W-9 only if you are a U.S. person
(including a resident alien), to provide your correct TIN to the
person requesting it (the requester) and, when applicable, to: .....

Foreign person. If you are a foreign person, do not use
Form W-9. Instead, use the appropriate Form W-8 (see
Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens
and Foreign Entities).

Nonresident alien who becomes a resident alien...."

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf



[Edited at 2005-04-22 17:43]


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Eduardo Cano Rodríguez  Identity Verified
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Local time: 09:30
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Yes! Apr 22, 2005

Yes, I have just received an e-mail from the company telling me that it was a mistake (he did not notice that I am Spanish). I have previously told him that companies from the USA usually asked me for the W-8, but at the end everything is ok.

Thanks a lot for yor attention.

Edu.


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