There are five W-8 forms. The version of the form used is determined by both whether or not the filer is an individual or a business and the nature of the income the filer received. The forms are effective for the year in which they are signed and three calendar years afterward. Therefore, a W-8BEN signed on Sept. 1, 2020, would be valid through Dec. 31, 2023.
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