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Remember that you have some requirements depending on the form you sent us. These are the types of forms:
W-9: used by U.S. individuals and entities to certify their Tax ID number
W-8BEN:used by non-U.S. individuals to certify that they are a beneficial owner or a financial account-holder, and claim treaty benefits (Learn more).
W-8BEN-E:used by non-U.S. entities to certify they’re a beneficial owner or a financial account-holder, and claim treaty benefits
We also support the ability to submit certain less-common types of forms manually by contacting our Support team directly:
W-8ECI: used by non-U.S. individuals or entities to certify they’re a beneficial owner receiving U.S.-sourced income that is effectively connected with U.S. trade or business
W-8EXP: used by non-U.S. governments or other tax-exempt entities to certify they’re a beneficial owner or a financial account holder
W-8IMY: used by non-U.S. entities to certify they’re an intermediary or flow-through entity receiving payments on behalf of another person
For non-U.S. instructors, your TIN will be the tax identification number issued by your local government. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides a helpful page here, which details the names and formats that various countries use as TINs.
If you're still unsure which number to provide, we recommend consulting a tax professional who can speak more directly about your situation.
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