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:
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).
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.