Instructions For Form W9 Requestor
|By Roger Chartier
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
You will use the W9 Form when you want to get a taxpayer's identification number or Social Security number for the same purpose. This is to be gotten from a US citizen or resident alien who is also called a U.S. person. Download the 4 page W9 document.
Download the Instructions for the requester of W9
If someone is a withholding agent they might need signed W9 forms from U.S. exempt recipients to overcome any presumptions of foreign status.
Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN Number)
The Form W9 is used by people who are required to file information returns with the IRS, so that they can get the payee's or whomever's correct name and Tax ID Number.
The W9 instructions are 4 pages, and they are quite specific.