Simple Steps to fill out the Form W-8BEN in Bluehost

Bluehost is my favourite shared hosting service. I started Myquickidea on Bluehost only. I always suggest this hosting to new bloggers because it gives multiple functionalities at one place.

If you are looking to buy Bluehost hosting to start a new blog or want to migrate to, first read the Bluehost Review, then after making a decision.

One more advantage with this hosting is it also helps in making decent figure each month.

Bluehost offers $65 per qualified hosting account sale.

To earn $65 per sale you have to be the affiliated to the Bluehost affiliate program.

It’s very simple to join with few simple tax formalities.

How to fill out the Form W-8BEN form in Bluehost for non us resident

However, few bloggers get stuck while filling these details.

You need to fill Form W-8BEN to receive the payment.

If you are having trouble filling this form, then I will help you through this post.

At the end of the post, you would never have to think twice while filling the W-8BEN Tax form.

Let’s go through the process.

How to fill W-8BEN Tax Form in Bluehost Affiliate Program?

First of all, you need to be login to your Bluehost Affiliate program. There should be a notification appearing at the top of the screen that tells a requirement to fill a Tax form in case you are a Non-US resident.

You can access tax form through this notification. You can use one more option to access it.

Just navigate to the menu Settings>Tax Form.

tax form

In the next step, you will be asked a question about the US nationality, select No.

non us resident

Now begin filling the form

-> In Identification of Beneficial Owner Section:

fill name address citizenship
  • Name: Required 
  • Permanent Address: Required
  • City: Required 
  • Country: Required 
fill other details
  • Mailing Address: Fill if different from permanent address
  • U.S. taxpayer identification number (SSN or ITIN): Skip
  • Foreign tax identifying number: Skip
  • Reference number(s): Skip
  • Date of birth: Required

-> Skip Claim of Tax Treaty Benefits:


-> In Certification Section


Acknowledge by the certification.

-> In Signature Certific Section:

  • Signature of beneficial owner: Required
  • Capacity in Which Acting: Skip

At the end Hit the Submit Tax Form Button.

After some days, you suppose to receive this sort of email in your registered email at Bluehost Affiliate Program.


This way you can submit the Tax Form W-8BEN at Bluehost and receive the approval email at registered email.

If you face any issue throughout this process, you can contact to Bluehost. You can also shoot your question up in the comment box below. I would answer each of your queries.  

3 thoughts on “Simple Steps to fill out the Form W-8BEN in Bluehost”

  1. I Follow all the steps and now got message your approval is received and will take time to process.

    Nikhil great tutorial. This really helped me. Also i had opt in for bluehost affiliate marketing targeting black friday sale.


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