W-8 Form Update

At NGOsource we value the questions we receive from our grantmaker members about IRS regulations and strive to keep you informed on current information. Recently, many grantmakers have asked us whether NGOsource’s certification of an NGO as equivalent to a U.S. public charity allows the NGO to identify as a 501c when they are filing out the W8 forms.  

NGOsource’s legal team has determined that, in most cases, yes, NGOs can check the respective boxes. In most instances the requirement is to be a 501(c) and would therefore include EDs as well as most opinions determining organizations to be any of the 501(c)s.
NGOsource is always looking for ways to inform both the grantmakers and the NGOs we work with about the latest developments in the regulatory world. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.