How often do I have to renew my W-8 or W-9?

W-9 forms do not expire.

Most W-8 forms have a life of 3 years from the end of the year the form is signed. For example, a form signed on November 2, 2018 will be valid through December 31, 2021.

You must provide an updated form W-9 or W-8 whenever a change in your circumstances makes an existing form inaccurate.

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