Print A Free W-9 Form
The 2012 W-9 Form is used to request either the Social Security Number (SSN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) of a U.S. citizen - or a resident alien who has a green card.
IRS Form W9 is typically used by a business that hires a contractor to do work, so if you are an independent contractor, you may need to have one on hand to submit when it is requested from you by any business that hires you.
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How To Complete:
All you need to do to complete this form is fill in your name (or business name), your address, your business type and either your SSN or TIN. Then make sure you sign and date it too! It's really that EASY!!!
||2012 IRS W-9 Form
||Instructions For Form W-9
||Note: As of January 1st, 2013, the latest, official "IRS" revision of the W-9 Form for 2012 is dated December 2011, but the latest Instructions are still dated January 2011! When the next revisions of the form and instructions are released by the IRS, it will be available on this page.
Businesses that request and collect a W9 from you will not actually submit it to the IRS with any of their tax return information.
This information is simply kept on file with their business records until such time that it may be necessary to prepare a 1099 to report to the IRS income paid to you that may be taxable.
Substitute Form W-9
You can create and use your own Form W-9 (a substitute Form W-9) if its content is substantially similar to the official IRS Form W-9 and it satisfies certain certification requirements.
You can also incorporate a substitute Form W-9 into other business forms you customarily use, such as account signature cards. However, the certifications on the substitute Form W-9 must clearly state (as shown on the official Form W-9) that under penalties of perjury:
1. The payee’s TIN is correct
2. The payee is not subject to backup withholding due to failure to report interest and dividend income, and
3. The payee is a U.S. person.
You may not:
1. Use a substitute Form W-9 that requires the payee, by signing, to agree to provisions unrelated to the required certifications, or
2. Imply that a payee may be subject to backup withholding unless the payee agrees to provisions on the substitute form that are unrelated to the required certifications.
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