Why is Harbor collecting my tax information?

Disclaimer:  Harbor does not provide legal or tax advice and the following is not legal or tax advice. Please consult your own legal or tax professional.

Issuers of securities must provide appropriate tax forms (form 1099 or K-1) if they pay dividends or interest to investors and may also be required to withhold taxes from foreign investors. Though Harbor is not a withholding agent, Harbor will collect tax details from investors to pass onto the issuer for tax and audit purposes.

What is the W9 Form?

To learn more, please visit the following link:  IRS Form W9

What is the W-8BEN Form?

To learn more, please visit the following link:  IRS - Form W-8BEN.

How do I know my taxpayer identification number?

To learn more, please visit the following link:  IRS Taxpayer Identification Numbers

How do I know if I am subject to backup withholding?

For more information on how the IRS defines backup withholding, please visit the following link:  IRS - Backup Withholding 

What is FACTA?

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is an important development in U.S. efforts to combat tax evasion by U.S. persons holding accounts and other financial assets offshore. 
For more information on how the IRS defines FATCA, please visit the following link:   Summary of FATCA Reporting