How To Fill Up W-8BEN Form for Affiliate Platforms like CJ

Many of us who are enrolled for affiliate programs on different platforms but not staying in United States needs to fill up a form named W-8BEN (Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding) to certify their non-American status. If you have enrolled yourself on Hosting Company’s affiliate programs like Hostmonster or Bluehost, or if you are applying for Commission Junction (CJ) affiliate program then you need to fill up W-8BEN form to receive payments from them.

Here I will show you how to fill up the W-8BEN form easily so that you may proceed to the next level of your affiliate marketing. There is an instruction manual available for W-8BEN, you may download the same from the link attached below:

                    Download W-8BEN Form                  Download Instruction Manual

Below attached is the scanned copy of my W-8BEN form where you can see the details which I filled up at the time of submission. You can go thru the image and fill up your PDF form. Hosting companies or affiliate platforms sends the copy of W-8BEN thru email and you need to reply that email with filled up form. Now you may get a print of that form and then fill up the required fields and then scan that document and send that to the concerned email address. Since you need to sign the document, that’s why getting printed copy is a good idea. You may use your digital signature (if available).

How To Fill Up W-8BEN form:

W-8BEN Form I think above attached filled up form states everything required to say about this form. Try to send the filled up form to the destination email address on ASAP so that you do not face any last minute hold on your affiliate payments.

Let me know in case you have any specific query regarding this form submission.

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.

5 Comments

  1. BlogrPro

    November 11, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Well, I have signup for affiliate section in BlueHost and they asked me to fill this. I didn’t do that. Now this helps me to do that.

  2. KK

    April 28, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Thanks man. I needed this alot. I now know that i’ve filled other Ben8 forms wrong. I can correct them now. Thanks again.

  3. besim

    March 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    in the case there is no income tax treaty between two countries, have I also to check Part II 9.a?
    In the part II 9.a is included ‘…. within the meaning of the income tax treaty between the US and that country.

    thanks!

  4. Pavan Somu

    September 11, 2012 at 6:53 am

    To which mail should I send fin case of HostGator

  5. Nicky Price

    October 18, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Very useful, thanks!

    Nicky

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