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    spicylife Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 26, 2007, 04:31 PM
    When do I have to file form w8-BEN?
    I am a resident-alien (passed the substantial presence test) for tax purposes. I opened a stock trading account with Zecco.com. I am requested to send form W8-BEN. I was reading instructions and it says, w8-BEN is applicable only for non-resident aliens.

    Do I even have to file wait or is there any other form I have to supply the broker(Zecco.com)?
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    Jul 26, 2007, 04:43 PM
    At a minimum, you have to fill I n W-9 to provikde the broker with your SSN.

    Other than that, no forms are needed.

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