W-8 form. What\'s that?
Thread poster: Restituta Castiello
Hi, I\'m an Italian free-lance translator and I\'m quite new to this forum. Lately I have been contactd by a US agency to which I submitted a translation test. They sent me a confidentiality agreement they asked me to sign and send back together with a form they also asked me to fill in for them. The form is the certificate of foreign status also called W-8 form. I\'ve read it over and I must admit I have hardly understood what it is about. Do I need it to certify my foreign status thus avoiding paying US taxes? Which parts should I fill in? In particular, when it says \"the owner\" I\'m not sure wehter I must put either my name or the name of the agency I own since it is the agency that eventually will emit bills to them in case of future job assignments. Besides, neither the agency nor myself are the beneficial owner of a portfolio interest in US. Does \"the owner\" just refer to the person or entity who signs the form or does refer to something else? Shall I sign the form with my name or the name and stamp of my agency?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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| | Anila Mayhew
Local time: 15:10
English to Albanian
| Tax specialist || Dec 10, 2001 |
I would also consult with a tax specialist just to make sure all is clear.
Also, have you ask for help from the company that sent you the paperwork? They should be able to answer your questions.
All the best,
| | isthmian
Local time: 17:10
English to Spanish
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