Here, we find a partial overview of the form requirements and instructions for the user and for the requester.
Use IRS form W-8 in the place where another would use the form W9.
If a person has changed their name due to marriage etc., that person should see the instructions on the download able form for what to do in that instance.
For a sole proprietor, enter the individual name just as was done on the name line of the income tax return.
A person may add their business, trade or DBA name on the "Business name/disregarded entity name" line.
Those who are a US citizen or a resident alien would use the Form W-9.
A lot of folks panic when they are asked to fill out a W9 form.
My first episode with one left me with a feeling of confusion because I did not read the instructions to be sure of what I was doing.
I just had at it without reading anything and it was overwhelming - never again.
Take a little time to read the instructions and it is very simple to deal with.
Now when I fill one out I simply do it in about a minute.
It gets very simple to deal with these and if you do them often enough it is a breeze!