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What Is A W-9 Form Used For?

As an independent contractor or freelance worker, you need to have a thorough understanding of tax-related matters. You can follow the latest information from the IRS.

In this article, we will share some information regarding the Form W-9. This is a form that you may be asked to fill out by your client. We will help you answer the question "What should I fill out?"

What is the W-9 Form Used For?

A W-9 form is also known as a Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification form. This is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form that identifies a person's name, address, and tax identification number (SSN) or social security number (SSN) for different purposes.

The goal of a W-9 Form is to provide information to others with the information they need. This form will not be sent to the IRS, but you will need to be careful when filling out the form and review who it is sent to. The confirmation can be requested for either an individual defined as a U.S. citizen or a person defined as a resident alien.

What a W-9 Form Used for? The only answer to this question is “The information obtained on a W-9 form is most often used to create a version of the Form 1099”. Businesses use the name, address, and Social Security number or tax number from the W-9 form to fill out form 1099-MISC.


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