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I'm filling a W8BEN and have a doubt regarding Citizenship.

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Hi, I'm filling a W8BEN and have a doubt regarding Citizenship. I have dual citizen (Venezuelan/Peruvian), but currently living and paying taxes in Ecuador 9currently my permanent address is in Ecuador). The W8 instructions says: ...If you are not a resident in any country in which you have citizenship, enter the country where you were most recently a resident. This means Ecuador?

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 9 months ago
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Yes - correct - when you claim any tax treaty related benefits on W8BEN - that is based on your residency.
In your situation - your residency is Ecuador and that what you need to use.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 9 months ago

Please see for reference instructions

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/iw8ben.pdf

page 5 -

Line 2. Enter your country of citizenship. If you are a dual citizen, enter the country where you are both a citizen and a resident at the time you complete this form. If you are not a resident in any country in which you have citizenship, enter the country where you were most recently a resident.

Thus - residency will be determine which tax treaty to use.

Please be aware that Ecuador doesn't have any tax treaty with the US.

Let me know if you need any help with that form.

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