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Form 8802, Application for United States Residency Certification

Use this form to request Form 6166, a letter of U.S. residency certification for purposes of claiming benefits under an income tax treaty or VAT exemption. You cannot use Form 6166 to substantiate that U.S. taxes were paid for purposes of claiming a foreign tax credit.

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All Revisions for Form 8802

Publication. 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities

Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.

Publication 947, Practice Before the IRS and Power of Attorney.

Form 1116, Foreign Tax Credit

Revenue Procedure 2006-54, Procedures for Requesting Competent Authority Assistance Under Tax Treaties

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