It will ask him for his contact information such as his name, address, social-security number or TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) and the date.
There are other uses for this form, as well.
For students or borrowers there is the W9s form.
For foreigners there is the W8Ben form and the W8 Instructions.
For Spanish speaking people there is the Spanish Language W9 Form.
People have been using a W9 form for some time now and for those who have found that it saves them money as far as tax deductions are concerned good for them for keeping the accounts straight.
Here is where you will find the Instructions for the Requester of Form W9.
You can ask a person whom you will have paid $600.00 in a year who is a sole proprietor to fill one out for you.
Very soon in the following year you will send him or her a 1099 form with the amount paid to them that year for the services that they rendered to you.
This is what they will use when they file their taxes to show the IRS how much they were paid by you from the prior year.
Some folks end up with many 1099 forms and must have them all added together for the sum of money paid to them as a sole proprietor.
You might have made less that $600.00 and still must pay a tax on that income even if you don't get a 1099 for it.
Try the website www.PrintW9.com for more information.
Have a very nice day!