Taxes for Non-US Residents - W8 Walkthrough

To become partnered, you will be required to fill out a W-8 form, which we will send you via Echosign. If you need another copy of the form, please submit a ticket via https://support.unionforgamers.com/hc/en-us/requests/new, and we can send you another copy easily.

For legal reasons, the Curse staff is unable to directly assist you in completing this document, but we have prepared a small guide for common responses to the questions.

 

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Part I

1. Your real name (not channel name).

2. Your country.

3. The first box is for your home address. The next box is for your postal code, your city or town, and your state or province. The final box for this question is your country.

4. If the address where you receive postal mail is the same as the address of your home, then you can leave these fields blank. If not, the first box is for your postal mailing address. The next box is for your postal code, your city or town, and your state or province. The final box for this question is your country.

5. Often left blank; this is mainly used if you are a U.S. citizen currently located outside of the U.S.

6. Usually left blank, but if you need it, you will need to consult a tax expert from your country.

7. Usually left blank, but if you need it, you will need to consult a tax expert from your country.

 

Part II

9. Often left blank. To see if this applies you, you will need to consult a tax professional for your country.

10. Often left blank. To see if this applies you, you will need to consult a tax professional for your country.

 

Part III

In the top left box, please sign your full name. In the top right box, write today’s date, preferably using the U.S. date format (MM/DD/YYYY). In the bottom left box, just put your full name again. Leave the bottom right box blank.

 

Should you need further information, please consult the IRS’ instructions for W-8BEN .