Form W8
Thread poster: Natalia Zudaire

Natalia Zudaire  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 12:03
English to Spanish
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Dec 3, 2004

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.

the instructions>

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!!!


Natalia


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Tina Vonhof  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 09:03
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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Some suggestions Dec 3, 2004

Are you going to be there more than 183 days?

I would check with the employer. They may be able to give you some help/guidance in this process.

You could also check the IRS website and see if there is any information there - most of these forms come with instructions.


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Parrot  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:03
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Spanish to English
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It may refer to visa status Dec 4, 2004

For example, holders of working visas are not regarded as exempt, but students are - even when they work at certain specific jobs on campus.

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