How to Fill out a W-9 for an LLC Disregarded Company

Limited liability companies are common business forms for companies of all sizes. Single-member LLCs may choose how they want their businesses taxed. An LLC may be recognized as a corporation, or it can be treated as a “disregarded entity” for federal income tax purposes. Disregarded LLCs are treated as one and the same as the individual owner/taxpayer. When you act as a freelancer or independent contractor, your clients need a W-9 form for tax purposes. Filling out the form is relatively straightforward.

Type your name as it is shown on your individual tax return on the top line of the form.

Type the name of your LLC on the second line, beneath “Business Name.”


Check the box “Individual/Sole Proprietor.”

Write your business address on the line beneath “Address.”


Write your Social Security number in Part 1.

Sign and date your W-9.

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