Vendor Setup Forms

For Domestic Vendors (US)

Employee(s)

Student(s)

For Foreign Vendors

  • Certificate of Foreign Status Form – Any vendor performing services outside the U.S. – Can be used for Merchandise/Tangible products that are not taxable; books, chemicals etc.
  • W8-BENForeign individuals performing services in the U.S. – Royalty payments, Software downloads, Maintenance & Repairs etc. - (W8-BEN Instructions)
  • W8-BEN-EForeign Entities performing services in the U.S. – For companies selling Software, Intellectual Property/Royalties, Maintenance & Repairs, Corporations or LLC’s etc.  (W8-BEN-E Instructions)
  • W8-ECI – Foreign vendors that are a beneficial owner claiming that income is effectively connected with the conduct of trade or business with the U.S. (other personal services). (W8-ECI Instructions)
  • W8-EXP – A foreign government, international organization, foreign central bank of issue, foreign tax-exempt organization, foreign private foundation or government of a U.S. possession claiming the applicability of section(s) 115(2), 501©, 892, 895 or 1443(b) Note: these entities should use Form W8-ECI if they received effectively connected income and are not eligible to claim an exemption for chapter 3 or 4 purposes on Form W8-EXP. (Instructions for W8-EXP)
  • International Visitor Request Form – Form is required for any international visitor coming to visit, guest lecture, collaborate, etc. at Texas A&M University. If this form is completed, it is not necessary to complete the Certificate of Foreign Status Form. This form will not be required if the individual is not coming into the United States to visit Texas A&M University. If the vendor is being paid a fee, it will still be required that the visitor go through GLACIER to provide the required tax forms required by the IRS.
  • If the foreign entity will not provide or properly complete the required forms and if the payment is US sourced income (means in most instances performed within the US) and a 1042 reportable (services, rentals, software licenses, etc.) payment, then TAMU will have to withhold 30% of the payment and remit to the IRS.