Help with W8-BEN-E


Hi, I have completed most of the W8-BEN-E form for our first sale to the USA. We are a Limited company (a music publisher) and already have an EIN.
The aspects of the form which I’m uncertain about is
1. Whether I have to complete Part 1 (Section 5)
2. Which box I have to check of Part III Section 14 b (if so, I do I answer teh corresponding Part)
3. Whether I need to complete Section 15 of Part III.
If you are able to provide any help. I;d be most grateful.


Hi there,

I hope you get an answer to your question shortly.

In the meantime, I recommend also looking at the Institute of Export and International Trade’s helpdesk for more specific advice:

Export Action Plan