fiscal residence certificate
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davidfw1866  Identity Verified
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Apr 16, 2014

A Portuguese translation company is asking me to provide a fiscal residence certificate from the USA
to avoid double taxation.
What IRS form do I need for this?


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LEXpert  Identity Verified
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Form-6166 Apr 16, 2014

davidfw1866 wrote:

A Portuguese translation company is asking me to provide a fiscal residence certificate from the USA
to avoid double taxation.
What IRS form do I need for this?


Google is our friend...
http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Form-6166---Certification-of-U.S.-Tax-Residency
Bear in mind:
- The certificate is country-specific (even if it is probably identical), so you need to check the countries you need it for (where the requesting client is located) on the application form. If you have more than one client in a particular country that needs it, list the number of copies you need.
- You get a certain number of certificates for the same application fee (I think 20 or 25), so you might as well take advantage of that and request for them any countries you anticipate needing it for.
- It does take some time for the IRS to process, IME ca. 6 weeks, but may be sooner. It is possible to get the department that deals with them on the phone if you have questions.


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davidfw1866  Identity Verified
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Thanks Apr 16, 2014

Thank you, Rudolf.

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Teresa Borges
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Mod. 21-RFI Apr 17, 2014

One of my clients in Portugal also asks for a fiscal residence certificate every year and what I deliver is this: http://info.portaldasfinancas.gov.pt/NR/rdonlyres/EE6BB24B-AC10-4A7E-A724-96A1CC04789C/0/rfi-21%20(2008).pdf

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LaraBarnett  Identity Verified
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Certificate of Fiscal Residence UK Jul 14, 2015

I have a client in Portugal asking for this certificate. I have found the online application form on the HMRC website but some of the questions seem a bit irrelevant to me in the light of freelance earnings. Anyway, the HMRC is impossible to get through to and I do not know what to enter in some of the boxes. My main issues are with the two questions:

"Please enter below the Article of the countries Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) under which your request regarding this income is being made."

"Do the Subject To Tax provisions apply to this foreign income?"

Has anybody in UK done this form?


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