What is a W-8BEN?

A W-8BEN form is a Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for US Tax Withholding. This tax form is required to hold US stock within your ISA, Junior ISA or Dealing account. It can be found on our ‘Useful forms’ section along with a guide on how to complete the form. A W-8BEN form is required to exempt you from paying tax in the US on your investments.