When does a UK exporter have to submit W8-Ben-e form?


When does a UK exporter have to submit W8-Ben-e form?

This question was asked as part of the ‘Beyond the EU: Opportunities in North America’ webinar. You can find a recording of the webinar here at:



Hi James

Many thanks for your interest in the webinar we animated, and for your question.

A W-8BEN-E form would be requested to a UK entity by a U.S. entity who would have a non-product related transactions with this UK entity, to determine if the UK entity is subject to the default withholding on payments to foreign entities, or if the foreign entity is eligible for any reduced withholding related to an applicable treaty.

A CPA would be the best interlocutor to advise on this subject, if you believe your business would be in the situation of being requested a W-8BEN-E form.

You can find an appropriate assistance through ALTIOS International’s advisory support service for UK companies (free of charge); please fill out the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UKEXPORT to be put in touch with our advisory support personnel.

Best regards
Pierre Boesinger

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