Form W9 in 2021 will be used for the same purposes—to request the correct taxpayer identification number of the requested individual or the business. While many of the tax forms are renewed every year, Form W9 is likely to be the same as it is. Because Form W9 doesn’t need to specify a certain tax year, there is no reason for the IRS to renew the Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification every year.
With that said, you are going to use Form W9 issued in October 2018 to request and provide taxpayer identification number. This version of Form W9 required the taxpayer to provide the following information.
- Business Name (if different than above)
- Tax Classification
- Individual / Sole Proprietor / Single-Member LLC
- C Corporation
- S Corporation
- Trust / Estate
- LLC but enter the tax classification
- Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number
- Requester’s Name (optional)
W9 Form 2021 Printable
There are plenty of ways to fill out a Form W9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification. The printable version of Form W9 is only one of them. The below document is fillable online and also printable. This means you can fill out Form W9 online and print out with your information on it.
Start filling out 2021 Form W9 printable for free at the bottom of the article.
W9 Form 2021 Online
The online version of W9 Form 2021 can be used by those who are going to submit one electronically. So if you’re going to mail your W9 to the requester, this is the one you need to use. Luckily, the above and this version of Form W9 is both printable and online fillable.
However, you must sign the document online and this can only be done if you have an electronic signature. Without one, your W9 won2t be valid. So make sure to have your e-signature ready to enter it on Form W9.
Don’t have an e-signature? Read our previous post or click here to learn how to create and e-signature to sign documents online. P.S. It’s free.
Note: Make sure to separate the rest of the Form W9 from the first page. Since this is what you need to send to the requester, the rest of the pages isn’t required on your end to be sent. If you’d like, you can also cut Form W9 from the General Instructions right under signature and date.