For a free printout of a W-9 Form go to www.PrintW9.com.
This is a great form for getting information about the person you are paying who is a sole proprietor and is not getting a W2 form from you.
So you hire a guy to do some work once in a while as an outsider at your company and he earns more than $600.00 in a year. You ask him to fill out a W9 form so that you can send him a 1099 Form after the year finishes.
The purpose of the W9 is to get his contact information for the IRS taxes.
You need his name, address whether he is a sole proprietor, his TIN (Tax Identification Number) or Social-Security Number and the date in this case.
Other uses may differ a bit with what to fill out.
Instructions are on pages 2, 3, and 4 of the form.Page one is what you fill out and return to the payer. Here you can find the Instructions for the Requester of Form W9.
The system works well for accounting for expenses.
Enjoy the day!