Making payments to international vendors

January 30, 2019

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Q. Can we get clear instructions on making payments to International vendors? Example: We may have someone from Belgium come to the U.S. to do a speech, so the service is performed in the U.S. A. In the example in your question, payment for such services to a non-resident alien are subject to 30% federal income tax withholding, absent a treaty claim made on Form 8233, which requires a U.S. TIN, must be signed by beneficial owner (generally, the payee) and the withholding agent (generally the…

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