Posted 2/15/2019 18:07 (#7323084 - in reply to #7316582) Subject: RE: Form for landlord to give SSN for 1099
Birddy - 2/12/2019 18:06
KevinM - 2/11/2019 20:54 I believe IRS form W-9 is a request for taxpayer id number. You can download it from IRS website. I wouldn't put ssn on lease. FEIN would be ok but I still wouldn't put that on either. If they don't complete W-9 then I think you are supposed to withhold taxes from their payment. Should be a good enough reason to fill it out.
This is BS, you don't withhold taxes on a rent payment. If you file a W-9 you have done
your part. That is all.
I agree, you never put the SSN on a lease.
Here is a copy of the form. I suggest you read it carefully. The OP as the payor is to give the form to the payee to complete and return to the payor with their TIN BEFORE making a payment. It is not filed with IRS. If the payee doesn't give the payor their TIN they are subject to backup withholding of 28%.