What happens if there is a status change (from nonresident alien to resident alien) in terms of a W8 (as filled out at a bank)? I guess that this would occur pretty frequently (since after 5 years on a visa like F1 you are considered resident alien) but there is zero information out there. I wonder even more why is there no information?
Background: About 1.5 years ago I opened a bank account and got an opening bonus - parts of it was payed last year. I remember filling out a W8 form which is for nonresident aliens. This year I need to file as resident alien for the first time. I vaguely remember that the account opening bonus would need to be taxed and started looking for an 1099-INT which I never received. After many emails, phone calls and personal visits in the bank branch, the bank still insists that I would not get a 1099-INT and I would not need to pay tax on this bonus.