Author Topic: W-8BEN for residents of a non-TAX country  (Read 589 times)

Rob66

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W-8BEN for residents of a non-TAX country
« on: March 23, 2018, 02:30:58 PM »
Hi All,

I am a South African (SA) citizen living in Dubai, UAE. I am investing in a VTI account (Vanguard)  and would like to know a few queries on Tax. I have applied for a W-8BEN form and want advise on the the following:

1) Do I need to worry about double taxation if, my income is from UAE and of course don't pay tax?
2) As there is a tax treaty between USA and SA, is it better for me to:
  a) apply as a resident of SA because of the tax treaty ? OR;
  b) apply as a resident of UAE (which I am) as there then wouldn't be risk for double taxation?

Thanks in advance fellow Mustachians.

Rob