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Revised Forms W-8 Clarify Some FATCA Issues – But Not All

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    Jennie Cherry
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    George N. Harris, Jr.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released an updated Form W-8BEN-E (Rev 2017) and Form W-8IMY (Rev June 2017). Non-US entities should use these new forms when requested to certify their status under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The new forms clarify confusion over which global intermediary identification number (GIIN) should be reported for the trustee of a trustee-documented trust. November 30, 2017. Download