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My clients payroll service WILL NOT pay a single person LLC which I am. Can I put down that I am an LLC of the w9? and if so which tax classification should I use?

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Tax Professional: Chad EA, CFP ®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM, Professional replied 1 month ago
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Tax Professional: Chad EA, CFP ®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM, Professional replied 1 month ago

A single member LLC can not be paid with a W2 payment. Is this what the client is attempting to do?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
no its a w9
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
this is what they sent me
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
hello?
Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 1 month ago
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You complete the W9 as follows depending on what designation (if any ) you made fo rthe LLC to be taxed:

If your LLC has elected to be taxed as an S corporation (by filing IRS Form 2553), the LLC’s tax status is “S corporation,” so check “Limited Liability Company” and write S in the blank to the right.

If your LLC has elected to be taxed as a C corporation (by filing IRS Form 8832), the LLC’s tax status is “C corporation,” so check “Limited Liability Company” and write C in the blank to the right.

If your LLC has one owner, the LLC’s default tax status is a disregarded entity. A disregarded entity is any business that is considered separate from its owner for legal purposes but not for taxation. If a single-member LLC does not affirmatively elect to be taxed as a corporation, it will be taxed as though the business is a sole proprietorship.

To complete this portion of the W9, fill in your personal name in the Name block, your company’s name in the Business name block, your company’s address in the address block, and check the box labeled: “Individual/sole proprietor.”

Unless you requested to be taxed as an S corp or C corp you are still a sole prop for tax.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok but my problem is that I CAN'T select Individual. They will not pay individuals.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
What Can I put on my w9 that will NOT screw me down the line if i want to still pay my taxes as an individual.
Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 1 month ago

You have to complete the W9 correctly. If you are going to request S corp status you can ***** *****ke that but then you will not be filing as a sole prop.

What you can put on the W9 is exactly as I explained.

Why did they hire your "company" then if they will not pay a sole prop?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
because they are only the payroll service not the company I am working for.
Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 1 month ago

I have explained your options. I cannot ethically tell you how to work around their problem by falsely making a claim on the W9.

Tick LLC as that is what you are.

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