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Funding your Account

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Account Management

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Placing Orders

Trade Settlements

Dividends

Trading in the US Markets

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US Tax Forms

Tax Reporting

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US Withholding Tax

For non-US residents, with a completed US Tax Form (W8-BEN etc) the withholding tax is 15%. We arrange to have this form completed and lodged on your behalf by our US broker partner. 

However, without completing and lodging the US Tax Form (W8-BEN etc) the withholding is 30%.

This withholding amount is only on dividends paid and not on share sales.

Please note that due to the complexities involved with tax, please obtain independent & professional advice which takes into account your own set of facts and circumstances.

Australian Tax File Number

You do not need to provide your Australian TFN - this does not effect your US tax status and if you don't enter it on the sign up, its not a concern.  There is no need to add it later either. 

In all cases, we arrange for the W8 form to be lodged correctly on the proof of your foreign residency. 





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