Foreign vendor claiming a tax treaty

June 24, 2020

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Q. A foreign individual has a U.S.-source personal service income and their country has a tax treaty with the U.S. Is Form 8233 or a W-8BEN is required to claim a tax treaty? If the individual has no U.S. TIN, then are they unable to claim their tax treaty with Form 8233 and is 30% withholding therefore required? A. (Answered by a 3rd party, independent advisory services firm offering experienced and practical help for tax regulatory compliance for Forms W-9, W-8, W-2, 1099, 1098, 5498, 945,…

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