What to do if your tax information is showing as invalid or is voided.
For Foreign TINs on W-8 Forms, we perform validation checks for countries that have published rules for TIN formatting in their country. This includes business or individual entities, the TIN length (a minimum and a maximum number of characters), checksums, and other formatting rules. If the Foreign TIN does not meet the published validation rules, you’ll receive a notification that it may be invalid. Please make sure to check out this link so you can ensure that you are adhering to the correct format for your country.
Note that special characters and diacritics are not accepted by our system at this time (ex. í, ó, ú, ç, ñ, ã, õ, etc.).
Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities
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