How do I complete the tax registration process and claim treaty benefits?
To ensure that these withholding tax laws are properly
administered, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has designed
Form W-8BEN for purposes of:
• Certifying that you or your company is not a US citizen or tax
• Claiming reduction in, or exemption from, US withholding tax
under an applicable income tax treaty.
We're required to obtain a W-8BEN from each contributor who is
not a US citizen or resident.
Uh-oh. Sounds like a pain, but there is good news: Veer has
designed an online W-8BEN that should simplify the registration
You should be able to complete this form on-line in a matter of
just a few minutes.
In a few less common cases, you may be required to complete this
process manually. If that happens to be the case for you, we'll let
you know during the online process and redirect you to a page where
you can download and print the appropriate forms and then mail to
us. We'll also provide printable instructions in PDF format that
will likely answer your questions if you get stuck.
US tax law can be tricky, so we've added some help on completing
this process. Additional information or explanations can be found
by clicking the help indicators (orange text) on selected lines of
the W-8BEN. Please note that this guidance is not meant to replace
the official instructions to the W-8BEN. As these are important
documents, you should refer to the W-8BEN instructions
and/or consult with a tax advisor if you get stuck.