IRS Form W8-BEN certifies the foreign status of our international customers to avoid certain taxes be withheld over U.S. gains.

This form must be completed and signed by the account holders. Not having a W8-BEN up to date may cause withholding of up to 30% tax over certain gains.

To obtain more information, please contact your Investment Consultant or access IRS Publication 515 - IRS: Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities) http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p515.pdf





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