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W-8BEN Form - What is it?

The W-8BEN Form is provided by the Internal Revenue Services (IRS), and its purpose is to allow non-US persons to receive a reduced rate of taxation on any US-sourced income. For the purpose of share-dealing, US-sourced income refers to income (dividends, interest etc) received from business registered or incorporated within the US.

If you require a W-8BEN Form or a replacement W-8BEN Form, please call or email us, and we will issue you with the correct form. Alternatively, you can download the form here.

Completed forms should be returned to:

Customer Accounts Team
Computershare Sharedealing
Exchange Court
Duncombe Street
Leeds
LS1 4AX


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Stock held electronically with us is placed in safe custody with a nominee company that has been established for this purpose in accordance with FCA rules. Stock held within the customer's brokerage account is covered by the FSCS. This means that if we are unable or likely to be unable to pay claims against us, customers can apply to the FSCS for compensation.

Cash held within TD Direct Investing is protected as client money and are segregated from firms money. In the event of failure of TDDI then the funds should remain segregated and should be repaid to the client in full. Should any shortfall arise due to discrepancies on distribution then each client will be entitled to make a claim under the FSCS.

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