Are you are a single member (shareholder) company completing a W-BEN-E form?  If yes, this vlog is for you as I show you How to complete Forms SS-4 and 8832 .

What’s the W-8BEN-E form ?

Good question.  The W-8BEN-E form is is a document that

  • Helps US companies do business with foreign entities
  • Stops 30% withholding tax from being applied to your income
  • To be completed by non-US resident company, partnership or charity receiving income from the United States

Your US client, your US payer has no choice in the matter but to ask you to complete the form.

One biggie regarding form W-8BEN-E is that the IRS does not recognise single member companies as corporations.  The way round this is completing forms SS-4 AND 8832.  There are 2 stages

  • Firstly, apply for an Employer Identification Number, Form SS-4 does the trick
  • Secondly, complete Form 8832 to be reclassified

While both of these forms are relatively simple to complete, there are a few things you need to know in order to get them done correctly.

In this vlog, I’ll go over what you need to know about completing these forms.  Most companies will come across these forms when completing forms W8-BENE-E.

Form SS-4 is the form you use to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN).  The EIN is also known as a taxpayer identification number (TIN). An EIN is essentially your business’s social security number. This form can be completed by either a single member LLC or corporation.

In this video, I will walk you through how to complete IRS Form SS-4 and 8832.  Watch to find out more

Conclusion How to complete Form SS-4 and 8832 for Single Member Corporation

If you want to be recognised as a single member corporation in the US then complete and submitted IRS Forms SS-4 and 8832. Most businesses come across these forms when completing forms W-8BEN-E.  Be sure to subscribe to the I Hate Numbers channel so you don’t miss future videos on this topic or other small business topics. And, as always, I love to hear what you think about the content I produce. Leave me a comment below letting me know what you thought of this video or if there’s anything else you’d like me to cover. Thanks for watching!

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