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I'm filling out a w9 form new business that I started

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I'm filling out a w9 form for a new business that I started with a partner. We have a "DBA" name, but no EIN.
Whose social security number goes on the W9 form?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.
Hi and welcome to our site!If the business is organized as a partnership - you woudl need to apply for EIN specifically assigned to that partnership.And woudl need to use that EIN on form W9 when the partnership is a payee.You would ONLY use your SSN when you personally are a payee.If you provide your own SSN - payments will be reported to you personally - and the IRS woudl expect to see these payments on your individual tax return.

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