I am an Indian citizen residing in India. I have started working as a consultant for a US-based company since June 2015. I have submitted my first invoice to the company (I will be getting paid in US$) and just received an email from the company that I have to submit Form W-8BEN-E so that no taxed are deducted as the payment will be made from North America to India.
I searched on the web to get Form W-8BEN-E and in instructions found that this form is only for an entity and not for an individual. Since I am working as an individual consultant and not as a company, should I submit Form W-8BEN instead of Form W-8BEN-E?
Also, I want to know what is "Foreign tax identifying number". As I am an Indian citizen residing in India, do I need to get this number for the form?