I'm a UK citizen and have received an email from Hostgator asking me to fill in a W8-BEN form.
I have been an Hostgator affiliate for a couple of years but haven't earned all that much from it because I rarely promote them.
Could anyone tell me the purpose of a W8-BEN form? Will it put me into the US tax system?
Is it worth me filling in this form even though I make very little income from Hostgator? Would it be better just to quit their affiliate program?
If I do need to fill in the form can anyone tell me the correct way to do it?