Our records indicate that you are a Non-resident, and that you are
exempted from the United States of America Tax reporting and
withholdings on interest paid to you on your account and other
To protect your exemption from tax on your account and other financial
need to re-certify your exempt status to enable us confirm your
records with us.
Therefore, you are required to authenticate the following by
completing form W-8BEN attached and return same to us as soon as
possible with a valid copy of government issued
through the email at the bottom of the form.When completing form
W-8BEN, please follow the steps below;
1. We need you to provide your permanent address and US address if
any. if different from the current mailing address. You must indicate
as a Non-US resident, the country you are residing, to support your
status and if your bank or other financial institutions you are
dealing with has a US address for mailing purposes.
2. Please complete 1 through 11 and have all account holder(s) (if
more than one account holder) sign and date the form separately and
send to us through the email at the bottom of the W-8BEN form. Note
that if your W-8BEN FORM together with a copy of your International
passport is not received from you after 7days from the day of the
receipt of thisletter you will lose your Non-resident status and be
listed as undocumented,resulting in the
standard rate of 30% being applied on any dividend or interest income
received on your investments/accounts.* List of required documents:
1.A copy of filled W-8BEN FORM.
2.A photocopy of the photo page of your international passport.
*If you should receive multiple notifications,it means previous filled
out forms was not properly filled and as such,we need you to refill
needed columns and re-fax or email to us using the details at the
bottom,of W-8BEN. . We appreciate your co-operation in helping us
protect your exempt status and also confirm our records.
Sincerely, Darlene Ross,
IRS Public Relations