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Is it an issue to have different addresses (in two different states) on two different W-9 forms that were filled out around the same time, for overlapping jobs?

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It's not an issue for the IRS, since the IRS does not get sent copies of the W-9.

The address that you put on the W-9 will probably be the address that they put on the W-2 that you get sent at the beginning of next year, which is sent to the IRS. But this is also not really an issue for the IRS. As long as your taxpayer identification number (social security number) is correct, the IRS will be happy, and the IRS will use whatever address you put on your tax return, not the address on your W-2s.

However, be aware that the address that you put on the W-9 will most likely be the address that your W-2 will be sent to. If you won't be receiving mail in January/February next year at the address you give one of your employers, make sure you give them an updated address.

  • Thank you! I guess I probably have until March/tax season to get that mail, right? – Jerome Oct 26 '16 at 0:35
  • @Jerome Your employers are supposed to send out your W-2 forms by January 31. (Although, you may not receive them until the first week of February, depending on the speed of the mail.) – Ben Miller Oct 26 '16 at 1:20
  • thank you... but how long do I have to actually fill out those forms and send them back? – Jerome Oct 27 '16 at 2:17
  • @Jerome You don't fill out the W-2, your employer fills it out and sends it to you. Then you use the information on it for your tax return (form 1040), which is due on April 15. – Ben Miller Oct 27 '16 at 4:40

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