Payment to a foreign guest speaker -- W-8IMY

July 11, 2022


Q. We are processing a payment to a foreign vendor who contracted a speaker for an event at our university. The invoice is for the speaker fee that includes travel. The speaker seems to be a U.S. person but we don’t have information. I have asked the foreign company for a W-8IMY as they are the booking agency. I have also asked for them to provide a W-9 for the speaker so we can issue a 1099. They have not provided the W-8IMY or a W-9/information for the speaker. What is the tax withholding on…

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