I was wondering whether an ITIN number is required on the W-8 BEN form. I am from a 0% Treaty country but I do not wish to obtain an ITIN number and register myself with the American IRS.
To receive the treaty rate, a US ITIN number is not required on
the W8-BEN form as long as you are the rights holder for all
submitted content. We highly recommend you consult with a tax
advisor if you have further questions.