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What is a W-8BEN?

A W-8BEN form means we can claim a US tax reduction for you on your dividends and interest from US shares. Withholding tax rates can be reduced from 30% to 15%, or to 0% if your shares are held in a SIPP.

All clients who want to trade US shares need to submit a W-8BEN. Once you've submitted your form, it's valid for three calendar years. We'll always let you know when it's time to update your W-8BEN.

Learn more about how to complete a W-BEN in your account.

If you are not a UK resident and/or the form is for an account that is not held by you individually, you will need to download a W-8BEN form from our website. Simply complete it in line with the step-by-step guide attached to the form, or, if you already have an account with us you may be able to download a partly completed form by logging in.

Once complete, sign and return your W-8BEN by post for free to Freepost HARGREAVES LANSDOWN.

Please note, we need to receive the signed original.

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