Tax: Non-US Persons and Entities: US Withholding Tax on Dividends and Substitute Payments in Lieu

US tax law requires the withholding of tax for non-US persons (non-resident aliens) at a rate of 30% on payments of US source stock dividends, short-term capital gain distributions and substitute payments in lieu.  You may be eligible for a reduced rate of withholding if there is a treaty in effect between your country of tax residence and the US, and IB is able to associate the payment with a valid Form W-8.  Refer to IRS Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities, for more information.

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