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Hi and welcome to Just Answer!International Tax Treaties override the tax laws. If a specific Tax Treaty allows lower withholding or eliminates withholding - that will be in effect. So there is no conflict. There are special procedures to claim tax treaty benefits. Generally – the taxpayer will provide signed form W8BEN to the payer as a way to claim tax treaty benefits.
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