All W8 Forms come with Instructions. Some are on a separate file included on our page.
If you aren't familiar with the W-8 Forms, read them for info.
The W-8 For Requester is covering forms
W-8BEN, W-8ECI, W-8EXP and W-8IMY.
These instructions supplement the instructions for the above forms.
See the Instructions that come with the form, as well.
This is a good 7 page instructional form that you can download to view or printout for your needs.
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Instructions W-8 Requester.
It is a 7 page instruction booklet.
Instructions for withholding agent.What's New Before you begin
Requirement to withholdResponsibilities of the Withholding AgentFailure To Obtain Form W-8 or Form W-9 — Presumption Rules Form W-8ECIForm W-8IMYDue Diligence RequirementsRequesting a New Form W-8Substitute Forms W-8Form W-8BENWho Is the Withholding Agent?Requesting Form W-8Form W-8BENForm W-8EXPPeriod of ValidityPenalties of Perjury