It’s for a residential homeowner. I know he does own a business. What red flags are you referring to?Is this a homeowner job or commercial? I have w-9 on file with all my commercials and wouldn't do it for residentilals. Is this a residential that is running it through their business? Starting to see some Red flags here.
ok but why should I say no though? I’m trying to understand the angle here and why you mentioned seeing red flags. Are you suggesting that he’s trying to get out of paying me? What would be his motive that makes you leery about me providing it?You haven't been paid for a residential and now he wants a w-9. If this is a one-off job and he didn't bring up the w-9 thing when he accepted the proposal, I'm saying no. If you have a EIN, I know its not a big deal.