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Form W-9 (or W-8 Series) for UC Payee's Info


UC requests this form from individuals and business entities that UC pays, as required by federal tax law and as otherwise requested by UC.  We use this information to make sure our payee records are accurate.


US payees -- Form W-9

If you or your business entity is a "US person" for tax purposes, then please complete IRS Form W-9.  "US persons" include:

  • US citizen
  • US resident alien for tax purposes
  • A partnership, corporation, company, or association created or organized in the US or under the laws of the US
  • An estate (other than a foreign estate)
  • A domestic trust

For guidance on completing Form W-9 for UC, see our W-9 Instructions page.


Foreign payees -- Form W-8 series

If you or your business entity is not a "US person" as defined above, then you or your business entity can not use Form W-9.  Instead, please complete:

For guidance on completing Form W-8BEN or Form W-8BEN-E for UC, see our W-8 Instructions page.