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Form W-8BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding

Give this form to the withholding agent or payer if you are a foreign person and you are the beneficial owner of an amount subject to withholding. Submit Form W-8BEN when requested by the withholding agent or payer whether or not you are claiming a reduced rate of, or exemption from, withholding.


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Form W-8BEN

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Form W-8CE, Notice of Expatriation and Waiver of Treaty Benefits

Form W-8ECI, Certificate of Foreign Person's Claim That Income Is Effectively Connected With the Conduct of a Trade or Business in the United States

Form W-8EXP, Certificate of Foreign Government or Other Foreign Organization for United States Tax Withholding

Form W-8IMY, Certificate of Foreign Intermediary, Foreign Flow-Through Entity, or Certain U.S. Branches for United States Tax Withholding

Publication 1212, Guide to Original Issue Discount (OID) Instruments

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