Working with USA from the UK – W-8BEN/-E and TIN or SSN or EIN

Question

Hello,

I am about to start work with a USA company that request I complete a W-8BEN form.

Please can you help me answer these questions –

1) I am a Ltd, I assume I fill in the W-8BEN-E rather than the Individual W-8BEN?

2) On both forms an Ltd doesn’t seem to fit into any of these categories. Any idea which one I tick, this only on the W-8BEN-E

3) Section 6 requires me to have a TIN or SSN or EIN, researching these doesn’t give me the option to register a ltd, see: https://sa.www4.irs.gov/modiein/individual/legal-structure.jsp

4) Does anyone know any UK service that can just take care of this process as I need it done really quickly.

Thanks,

Tony

Answer

Hi John

I am happy to help as I have experience with these forms
1) I am a Ltd, I assume I fill in the W-8BEN-E rather than the Individual W-8BEN? – CORRECT YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THE “E”

2) On both forms an Ltd doesn’t seem to fit into any of these categories. Any idea which one I tick, this only on the W-8BEN-E – WE COMPLETED SECTION XXV (39), SECTION 5 TICK ACTIVE NFFE.COMPLETE PART XXV

3) Section 6 requires me to have a TIN or SSN or EIN, researching these doesn’t give me the option to register a ltd, see: https://sa.www4.irs.gov/modiein/individual/legal-structure.jsp – IGNORE YOU SIMPLY PUT YOUR REGISTERED ADDRESS IN SECTION 6

4) Does anyone know any UK service that can just take care of this process as I need it done really quickly. – CALL ME I WILL HELP YOU 0207 112 1530 (PARITYFX IS A DELIVERABLE FX BUSINESS BUT I HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THESE FORMS SO I AM HAPPY TO HELP YOU)

DAVID ROSENBERG

Answer

Hi Tony,

1. The easiest solution: Are you working with a 3PL (Third Party Logistics) company or US importer by chance? If you are they should be able to assist you directly with all the forms and paperwork.

2. If you are not currently working with a 3PL or US importer, I can assist you in finding one that will be able to help you with all the documents and answer any future forms, paperwork and questions.

3. Unfortunately, the US does not make paper work very easy. My advice is that I would not recommend doing the paperwork and forms by yourself the first time around.. This can be costly and cause delay in getting your product into the US. Have a professional help you in the first or second round and then do it on your own.

Let me know or contact me directly if I can help you on anything regarding the USA side.

Best regards,

Chris

Answer

Hi John

I am happy to help as I have experience with these forms
1) I am a Ltd, I assume I fill in the W-8BEN-E rather than the Individual W-8BEN? – CORRECT YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THE “E”

2) On both forms an Ltd doesn’t seem to fit into any of these categories. Any idea which one I tick, this only on the W-8BEN-E – WE COMPLETED SECTION XXV (39), SECTION 5 TICK ACTIVE NFFE.COMPLETE PART XXV

3) Section 6 requires me to have a TIN or SSN or EIN, researching these doesn’t give me the option to register a ltd, see: https://sa.www4.irs.gov/modiein/individual/legal-structure.jsp – IGNORE YOU SIMPLY PUT YOUR REGISTERED ADDRESS IN SECTION 6

4) Does anyone know any UK service that can just take care of this process as I need it done really quickly. – CALL ME I WILL HELP YOU 0207 112 1530 (PARITYFX IS A DELIVERABLE FX BUSINESS BUT I HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THESE FORMS SO I AM HAPPY TO HELP YOU)

DAVID ROSENBERG

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