IRS Form W-9 | Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification), also known as TIN, is a basic information for used by your employer or anyone who would pay you money as an employee or independent contractor. If you have been an employee or contractor with any company, it’s likely that you have completed a Form W-9. Individuals and/or entities will use this form to provide their taxpayer identification number to entities that will pay them income during the tax year. Your employer uses your W-9 for payroll purposes. This form is not sent to the Internal Revenue Service. This information is only used to prepare employee paychecks during each year. It is also used to provide W-2 forms at the end of the tax year. If you have your work as an independent contractor or if you own your own business a client may request that you provide a W-9 so they may accurately report the payments they make to you throughout the tax year. The IRS may also use this form for the purpose of withholding money from your pay for tax payment purposes.
How to Fill-in
Step 1 – Read the Instructions Provided by the IRS – Although this form is straight forward and relatively easy to understand, it’s always best to examine the instructions to be certain that you’ve supplied all of the necessary information required. Step 2 – Complete Your W-9 Form – If your form was provided to you as part of an employment package of information to complete, print off the form and fill in the information. Step 3 – Submission of Form W-9 – Submit your W-9 form back to your employer or the person requesting your information. Generally, your employee or client will keep your form on file for accurate payroll provisions. Once completed review all of your information especially your TIN or EIN number for accuracy.