Question on U.S. tax exemption - form W-8BEN
Thread poster: Sonja Tomaskovic (X)

Sonja Tomaskovic (X)  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:02
English to German
+ ...
Feb 4, 2004

Hi,

although this is not the first time I am working for a US agency, it is the first time that I have to deal with their tax system (so far none of the other agencies have ever asked me to fill out any tax forms).

A US agency asked me to fill in the W-8BEN form. So far so good.

I have just reached the line where I have to either enter the SSN or the ITIN.

Thing is, I don't have an ITIN. Do I have to apply for one? If so, do I have to file for a tax return in future?

Regards,

Sonja


 

Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:02
German to English
+ ...
Not the right form? Feb 5, 2004

I find the IRS and its regulations inscrutable at best! However, if you are not a US citizen, not domiciled in the US, and not working in the US, I am not sure why they would need to withhold tax. I don't think you can even have a SSN or ITIN under these circumstances.

Can anyone with more expertise shed some light on this?


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Question on U.S. tax exemption - form W-8BEN

Advanced search







memoQ translator pro
Kilgray's memoQ is the world's fastest developing integrated localization & translation environment rendering you more productive and efficient.

With our advanced file filters, unlimited language and advanced file support, memoQ translator pro has been designed for translators and reviewers who work on their own, with other translators or in team-based translation projects.

More info »
CafeTran Espresso
You've never met a CAT tool this clever!

Translate faster & easier, using a sophisticated CAT tool built by a translator / developer. Accept jobs from clients who use SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast & major CAT tools. Download and start using CafeTran Espresso -- for free

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search