English version - W-9 form in English
Spanish Version - W-9sp form En Espanol
Click this link to a W-9 form for a PDF printable full size 4 page W9 form.
Page 1 is the page that must be submitted. There are 4 pages. Instructions are on pages 2 - 3 - 4
A W9 form is a request for taxpayer ID number.
This might be a social security number for an individual or a federal employer ID number for a company.
This form also certifies whether or not you are exempt from backup withholding to the entity that is making payment to you. The W9 form helps clarify your tax status.
It also helps determine whether or not you should get a 1099 Misc for payments to you for services.
The form is 4 pages long. The first page is the part that you must submit.
The pages 2,3,4 are instructions. You might choose to save paper and ink and print only page 1 to submit yourself if you are familiar with the instructions.
There are Instructions for the Requestor of the W9 Form as well.
There is more information below for you to consider especially if you speak Spanish. The form W9S is all in Spanish for those who have trouble with English.
If you are a non-resident alien you must use IRS Form W-8 rather than form W-9
A lot of people break out in a nervous sweat and get the shakes when it comes time to file their taxes.
The first time that I tried to file by myself left me with a feeling of confusion because I did not bother to read any information about how to go about it in a fair way, a way that didn't leave me broke and living in a cardboard box in the alley.
I just had at it without reading anything and it was overwhelming. I assure you that after all these years I won't get into a difficult situation like that without any proper info and good forms to file.
Some folks just file as fast as they can to get it over with. They loose out on a bunch of legitimate deductions and allocations that could have saved them a ton of money at tax time.
I would rather be getting a nice tax refund than pay the IRS a lot of money. Pay attention to the details.