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Should I fill W9 or W8 Ben when on H1B

Should I fill W9 or W8 Ben when on H1B
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Robin D. :

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I am a tax adviser with over 15 years of experience.

Robin D. :

Are you working in the US physically? If so a W9 is appropriate.

Robin D. :

If you are a US taxpayer (for example a US corporation, a US partnership, a US citizen or a US resident alien) you should submit W-9 Form.

Customer:

Yes. I am on H1B

Customer:

Yes I pay tax here

Robin D. :

Being resident is not the same for tax as for immigration. You should complete the W9.

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thank u!

Robin D. :

You are most welcome

Customer:

Yes. I live in the US. on H1B visa and pay tax here

Robin D. :

Then W9 is what you should complete

Robin D. :

Your positive rating is always thanks enough.


 

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thanks alot!

Robin D. :

Your positive rating is always thanks enough.


 

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