W-8BEN-E is an important tax document which allows businesses operating outside of the U.S. to claim tax exemption on U.S.-sourced income. The official document title is Certificate of Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting (Entities).
The difference between IRS Form 1099-NEC and Form 1099-MISC information returns is that Form 1099-NEC is used by payers to report nonemployee compensation and follow backup withholding rules. Form 1099-MISC is used by payers to report information on other types of miscellaneous nonemployee payments.
Payers are required to track payments with adequate bookkeeping during the year to later prepare information returns 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC. They should get W-9 forms from U.S. business service providers and Form W-8BEN certifications or other required forms from foreigners that are exempt from a 1099 form.
The purpose of a W-8ECI form is to allow an eligible foreign person to get an exemption from tax withholding on income effectively connected with conducting a trade or business in the United States. A foreign person submitting Form W-8ECI to a withholding agent (not the IRS) must file an annual U.S. income tax return to report income connected with a U.S. trade or business.
As the payer of specific types of trade or business-related miscellaneous income for recipients and provider of other information, use the revised Form 1099-MISC information return, starting with tax year 2020 payments. The IRS Form 1099-MISC changes result from the use of a separate IRS Form 1099-NEC to report $600+ of nonemployee compensation (NEC) paid