The Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification has to be submitted before your client will issues the appropriate 1099 document. You can file the form online or use a hard copy and send it via email.
How to get a free blank?
Visit our website for free W-9 download. We have the most current document version with all the latest changes. You can get a printable or a fillable blank depending on your needs.
We also have an online tool that will allow you to fill all the lines on the blank digitally in just a few minutes. Just create a new document and enter all the data using instructions. You’ll then be able to certify the form with digital signature right on the site.
What is the difference between W-9 and W-2?
W-9 and W-2 are completely different forms. Here’s what you should know about these official papers:
|Is filled by independent contractors and vendors||Is completed by employers|
|Doesn’t report any payments||Reports your annual wages|
|Isn’t filed to IRS||Has to be sent to IRS|
W-2 is an analog of 1099 for employees, while W-9 is a counterpart of W-4 for freelancers.