I have a bank account in Bank of America and they are adamant that I should send file a W-8BEN, even if I live in the US and I am taxable in the US. I already told them about that but they keep insisting that I should (falsely) state that I'm not a US person for tax purposes. They keep sending letters and telling me over over the phone or in person to do that. I wonder if I'm the wrong one here.

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    You say "I live in the US", but are you "a U.S. citizen or other U.S. person, including a resident alien individual"? If you are, then from the second bullet-point of W-8BEN (PDF), you shouldn't use that form. Presumably, though, if you don't fall in that category, you should.
    – TripeHound
    Sep 26, 2020 at 10:17
  • @TripeHound Yes, I am a U.S. person. However I can't understand why is my bank insisting to me to falsely claim that I'm not. Do they have some wrong information about me? I called them to rectify, but they still want to to submit a fraudulent W8-BEN. Oct 3, 2020 at 22:08


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