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science64
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About W-8BEN form for Freelancer in Germany

I am PhD student in Germany. I have VAC but I dont have business. Do I have to fill W-8BEN form? What should I write for the name then? Thanks

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BojanS
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Hi Suleyman,

 

You can use your own legal name as it appears in your passport or other official documents to complete the W-8BEN, which purpose is to confirm you're not a US taxpayer.

 

Thank you.

~ Bojan
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BojanS
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Suleyman,

 

You can use your own legal name as it appears in your passport or other official documents to complete the W-8BEN, which purpose is to confirm you're not a US taxpayer.

 

Thank you.

~ Bojan
Upwork
science64
Community Member

Dear Bojan,

 

Thank you very much for the short and perfect answer. I did make it now. Thanks again.

 

Best regards

 


Leon K wrote:

Did you have to go through all the papers with the US IRS to get your TIN, then you used this to get the W-8BEN, etc. Or what was the procedure?


No, you just complete the W-8BEN on your settings page and you're done.

 
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