I´ve been contacted by an American agency to start working with them and they´ve asked me to sign the W-8 form before doing any translation. Is that the usual thing to do? Do I have to pay attention to any special section? I´ve read it and haven´t found anything unusual, but just in case ... Help!
Thanks a lot,
Thank you very much, Ralf and Parrot (it´s nioce to hear from you again, we met at the powwow in Buenos Aires in July)
I´m going to check the thread, as Ralf suggested, and as regards ECI, it´s not mentioned anywhere. There is a paragraph I´d like to know exactly what it means. It says: " Caution: Form W-8 does not exempt the payee from the 30% (or lower treaty) nonresident witholding rates."
If this is a Certificate of foreign status and the purpose stated there is "... a statement to tell the payer ... that you are a nonresident alien individual, ... or exempt foreign person not subject to certain U.S information return reporting or backup witholding rules", how does this match with the "Caution"?
Maybe I should ask them directly (but really I´d like to find out on my own first)