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How do you fill out a blank W9 form?

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To fill out a blank IRS Form W-9, a taxpayer enters basic identification information, provides a taxpayer identification number in Part I, and signs and dates the certification statement in Part II, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The form can be completed by either an individual or an entity.

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IRS Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, allows an individual or entity to provide key tax information to anyone making taxable payments to the individual or entity that must be reported to the IRS, according to Intuit TurboTax. The top of the form requires the individual or business entity to enter a full name and an address. The taxpayer must also indicate a federal tax classification, such as corporation or partnership, if it is a business entity.

Part II of the Form W-9 requests the taxpayer's identification number, or TIN, which is typically called a Social Security number for individuals, and an employer identification number, or EIN, for businesses. Part II simply requires the taxpayer to sign and date a certification that the TIN provided is correct and that the taxpayer is a U.S. citizen and does not owe the IRS any overdue taxes, as indicated by the form.

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