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Glossary - IRS Forms

Withholding certificates, also referred to as W forms, are US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax forms.


The W-9 form is a ‘request for taxpayer identification number and certification. This US tax form is provided by an account holder to confirm and certify their US status.


The W-8 series forms are currently used by foreign persons (including corporations) to certify their non-US status.


The forms establish that one is a non-resident alien or foreign corporation, to avoid or reduce tax withholding from US source income.


These forms will permit a non-US customer to self-certify their status under FATCA.