Download a blank Form W-9To get started, download the latest Form W-9 from the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/.... Check the date in the top left corner of the form as it is updated occasionally by the IRS. The current revision should read (Rev. December 2014). Click anywhere on the form and a menu appears at the top that will allow you to either print or save the document. If the browser you are using doesn’t allow you to type directly into the W-9 then save the form to your desktop and reopen using I9 Form Process / I9 Form Process / Reader.General purposeThe general purpose of Form W-9 is to pryour correct taxpayer identification number (TIN) to an individual or entity (typically a company) that is required to submit an “information return” to the IRS to report an amount paid to you, or other reportable amount.U.S. personForm W-9 should only be completed by what the IRS calls a “U.S. person”. Some examples of U.S. persons include an individual who is a U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident alien. Partnerships, corporations, companies, or associations created or organized in the United States or under the laws of the United States are also U.S. persons.If you are not a U.S. person you should not use this form. You will likely need to prForm W-8.Enter your informationLine 1 – Name: This line should match the name on your income tax return.Line 2 – Business name: This line is optional and would include your business name, trade name, DBA name, or disregarded entity name if you have any of these. You only need to complete this line if your name here is different from the name on line 1. See our related blog, What is a disregarded entity?Line 3 – Federal tax classification: Check ONE box for your U.S. federal tax classification. This should be the tax classification of the person or entity name that is entered on line 1. See our related blog, What is the difference between an individual and a sole proprietor?Limited Liability Company (LLC). If the name on line 1 is an LLC treated as a partnership for U.S. federal tax purposes, check the “Limited liability company” box and enter “P” in the space provided. If the LLC has filed Form 8832 or 2553 to be taxed as a corporation, check the “Limited liability company” box and in the space provided enter “C” for C corporation or “S” for S corporation. If it is a single-member LLC that is a disregarded entity, do not check the “Limited liability company” box, instead check the first box in line 3 “Individual/sole proprietor or single-member LLC.” See our related blog, What tax classification should an LLC select?Other (see instructions) – This line should be used for classifications that are not listed such as nonprofits, governmental entities, etc.Line 4 – Exemptions: If you are exempt from backup withholding enter your exempt payee code in the first space. If you are exempt from FATCA reporting enter your exemption from FATCA reporting code in the second space. Generally, individuals (including sole proprietors) are not exempt from backup withholding. See the “Specific Instructions” for line 4 shown with Form W-9 for more detailed information on exemptions.Line 5 – Address: Enter your address (number, street, and apartment or suite number). This is where the requester of the Form W-9 will mail your information returns.Line 6 – City, state and ZIP: Enter your city, state and ZIP code.Line 7 – Account numbers: This is an optional field to list your account number(s) with the company requesting your W-9 such as a bank, brokerage or vendor. We recommend that you do not list any account numbers as you may have to pradditional W-9 forms for accounts you do not include.Requester’s name and address: This is an optional section you can use to record the requester’s name and address you sent your W-9 to.Part I – Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN): Enter in your taxpayer identification number here. This is typically a social security number for an individual or sole proprietor and an employer identification number for a company. See our blog, What is a TIN number?Part II – Certification: Sign and date your form.For additional information visit w9manager.com.