On August 8, 2020, the president signed several executive memoranda and an order addressing the continued economic havoc of the COVID-19 pandemic, two of which are of direct interest to employers.
It has come to our attention that fraudsters are sending out modified W-8BEN forms in order to gain access to private information. Please, remember that you should only submit Form W-8BEN directly to your withholding agent (ex. US customer).
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Source: Littler.com - By Jim Paretti and Michael J. Lotito