Are Forms W-8BEN-E and W-8ECI interchangeable?

April 30, 2021

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Q.¬†We have a Canadian vendor that submitted a W-8ECI instead of a W-8BEN-E. The vendor provides sale and installation of software to US customers. Are these forms interchangeable? The ECI form establishes their foreign address and they are providing a US TIN and a foreign TIN, but doesn't give provide information regarding chapter 4 status. We have a payment pending for them, so I'd like to know if it's safe to release it with just the ECI form. A. (Answered by a 3rd party, independent advisory…

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