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NOTE to Users of Form W-8BEN

Form W-8BEN as in use for 2013 and previous years was completed by both individual and entity beneficial owners of the income to which the form related.  The Form W-8BEN in use for 2013 has a revision date of 2006.  This version of the form can be found on irs.gov in the Forms and Publications section, under the "Prior Year Forms" tab, by searching the cumulative list of forms posted there for the term "Form W-8."  It does not reflect the changes made by the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

For the first time in 2014, the Form W-8BEN has been split into two forms.  The new 2014 Form W-8BEN (revision date 2014) is for use solely by individuals.  It is posted under both the "Current Year Forms" tab and the "Prior Year Forms" tab.  A new Form W-8BEN-E for use by entities for 2014 (revision date 2014) is posted under both the "Current Year Forms" tab and the "Prior Year Forms" tab.

The Form W-8BEN-E Instructions have not been completed yet.  The instructions will be posted to the IRS.GOV Forms and Publications Website as soon as they are completed and available.

 

 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 16-Apr-2014