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How do you access downloadable W9 forms?

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A downloadable Form W-9 is located on the IRS website, according to IRS.gov. This form featured on the Forms & Pubs page of the website and is available for download in PDF format.

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The purpose of the Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, is for individuals to request a taxpayer identification number to report the return on payments, explains IRS.gov. The Form W-9 is most often used by those doing business as freelancers or independent contractors, notes TurboTax. If a business pays a freelancer or independent contractor $600 or more, it is required to report this to the IRS on a Form 1099-MISC, according to Investopedia. The business uses the information from the Form W-9 to fill out the Form 1099-MISC. Usually this form is required when these individuals are asked to complete it by businesses who need to notify the IRS of the amount rendered to them for a service, explains TurboTax.

The Form 1099-MISC is also available for download on the IRS website, according to IRS.gov. This particular form is located under the Businesses section, while Form W-9 can be found under the Individuals section. Forms from prior years are also located on this page.

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