Recertification of Foreign Status
Federal law requires that a completed and signed, original Form W-8 BEN (for foreign individuals) or Form W-8 BEN-E (for foreign legal entities) be provided to us by each foreign customer to prevent tax withholding at a rate of 30% of any interest paid. Recertification of foreign status is completed every 3 years. Each foreign individual or foreign legal entity that is an owner on the account at Vantage Bank is required to file a separate Form W-8 BEN.
If you are no longer exempt from tax withholding due to a change in your foreign status, please complete, sign and return to us a Form W-9 (for U.S. persons, including resident aliens). Form can be mailed to us at P.O. Box 1700, McAllen, TX. 78501 and/or may be delivered to a banking center location.
Complete W-9 Forms for Change in Foreign StatusDownload Form
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and CertificationIRS W-9 Instructions
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and CertificationSample W-9 Form
Require further assistance?
Please contact us at 1-866-580-7262 or visit your local Vantage Bank banking center.
Disclaimer: This is intended as general information only and is not providing any legal or tax advice.