Thread poster: Natalia Zudaire
I have some problems filling in the form W8, because I have to check:
* For BROKER TRANSACTIONS or BARTER EXCHANGES, I am an exempt foreign person as defined in the instructions below.
Exempt Foreign Person
For purposes of this form, you are an
“exempt foreign person” for a calendar
year in which:
1. You are a nonresident alien individual
or a foreign corporation, partnership,
estate, or trust,
2. You are an individual who has not
been, and plans not to be, present in the
United States for a total of 183 days or
more during the calendar year, and
3. You are neither engaged, nor plan to
be engaged during the year, in a U.S.
trade or business that has effectively
connected gains from transactions with a
broker or barter exchange.
If you do not meet the requirements of 2
or 3 above, you may instead certify on
Form 1001, Ownership, Exemption, or
Reduced Rate Certificate, that your country
has a tax treaty with the United States that
exempts your transactions from U.S. tax.
--> I am currently attending a training course in USA, so I would not apply as an exempt foreign person. How does that affect my
status? Are they going to retain taxes from me for being here? I was sent this form by en employer, should I check with them about this new form I'm being told to fill in?
Thank you a lot!!!
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