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Instructions for the Requester of Forms W–8BEN, W–8BEN–E, W–8ECI, W–8EXP, and W–8IMY

These instructions supplement the instructions for Forms W-8BEN, W-8BEN-E, W-8ECI, W-8EXP, and W-8IMY. For general information and the purpose of each of the forms described in these instructions, see those forms and their accompanying instructions

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Form W-8 Filers Should Read the Update to the Instructions for the Requester of Forms W-8BEN, W-BEN-E,W-8ECI,W-8EXP, and W-8IMY in Conjunction with the 2014 Instructions. -- 15-OCT-2014

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