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Hi,

I'm new to this so apologies if I should know this.

I've been trying to buy shares in Somero. From what I can see they're a US company but are listed on the LSE. As they're on the LSE, I assumed I'd just be able to buy the shared but this doesn't seem to be the case and I'm being prompted to fill out US Tax Forms etc. Is this right? 

Any advice would be appreciated. 
Thanks
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9 hours ago, baltimix said:

Hi,

I'm new to this so apologies if I should know this.

I've been trying to buy shares in Somero. From what I can see they're a US company but are listed on the LSE. As they're on the LSE, I assumed I'd just be able to buy the shared but this doesn't seem to be the case and I'm being prompted to fill out US Tax Forms etc. Is this right? 

Any advice would be appreciated. 
Thanks
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Hi @baltimix,

Even if the company is listed on the LSE, if it is US based you will need to complete the US tax form called W-8BEN form. You can access the form on My IG > Settings > Dealing US stock > ">"

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I hope that it helps.

All the best - Arvin

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