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If you are a foreigner, foreign individual or foreign entities, you may need to use other forms instead of Form W-8BEN-E. Please see the Form Instruction. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8bene.pdf
Please give me a little background on why you think you need to fill out this form, from whom you got the advice that you need to fill out this form, and where the partnership is, and whether it is an US or Indian partnership.
Fiona Chen, MPA, Ph.D., CPA, ABV, CFF, CITP
Please address the rest of my requests.
Your form is out dated. Please take a look of the link I sent you. It is not only an updated form. On top of it, it has instruction on which form you need to use.
You may be given the wrong form to use.
Is your partnership registered in the U.S. Please read the top of the updated form on which form to use. It is depending on your purpose and entity type. I am not trying to prey into your company's information. But you need to use the right form which is depending on the entity type and purpose.
Your form is out dated. It was dated Feb. 2014.
Please use the updated form which is dated April 2016.
I am a different expert. The first has chosen to opt out and released your question back to the open list.
A hybrid entity is any person (other than an individual) that is treated as fiscally transparent (rather than as a beneficial owner) for purposes of declaring status under the Code but is not treated as fiscally transparent by a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty. Hybrid entity status is relevant for claiming treaty benefits.
To simplify, does India treat your partnership as a pass through for the income?
Foreign partnerships, foreign simple trusts and foreign grantor trusts are not the beneficial owners of income paid to the partnership or trust. The beneficial owners of income paid to a foreign partnership are generally the partners in the partnership, provided that the partner is not itself a partnership, foreign simple or grantor trust, nominee or other agent.
Part I line 5, most are Active NFFE. Complete Part XXV
Then you can skip Part II
Under Part III
If you are claiming a treaty article for no withholding on this payment you need to enter that information and check (b).
Complete Part XXV
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