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As a non-US customer investing in US-stocks, do I need to pay withholding tax to the US government?
As a non-US customer investing in US-stocks, do I need to pay withholding tax to the US government?
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Withholding tax applies to income generated in the US by non-US persons and depends on the rate agreed between your country of residence and the US tax authorities. For the reduced rate to be applied, please review Part II of the W-8BEN form. For example, if you earn dividends from a US-listed stock, you’d need to pay taxes on that income.

Below, we’ve included a sample of different countries and their withholding tax rates. This chart is provided for illustrative purposes only. Public assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any point-in-time tax withholding rate or for updating such rates, which is subject to change without notice at any time. Public does not provide investment, tax, or legal advice. You should consult your own professional advisors prior to acting on the information set forth here.

US Withholding Tax*

US Withholding Tax*

Country

Dividend (%)

Interest (%)

Australia

15

10

Canada

15

0

Japan

10

10

UK

15

0

France

15

0

Germany

15

0

Italy

15

10

Spain

15

10

Ireland

15

0

Poland

15

0

Mexico

10

15

Brazil

30

30

*As of October 2021

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