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Substitute Form W-9S Information and Instructions

If you received a request to complete the form Substitute W-9S, Columbus State Community College has been notified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding inconsistent information between the IRS records and your Columbus State student record. We are requesting you to verify your name (last name and first name) and your social security number (SSN) or your individual tax identification number (ITIN) by completing and returning Substitute W9-S form to Columbus State with a copy of valid state ID and social security or ITIN card.

An eligible educational institution, such as Columbus State Community College, must receive your correct identifying number to file certain information returns with the IRS and to furnish a statement to you. For students, this will be your social security number (SSN) or, if you are not eligible to obtain an SSN, your individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). The returns we must file contain information about qualified tuition and related expenses (Form 1098-T Tuition Statement). The information about your tuition will help determine whether you, or the person who can claim you as a dependent, may take either the tuition and fees deduction or claim an education credit to reduce federal income tax. For more information see IRS Pub. 970, Tax Benefits for Education at .

Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code requires you to furnish your correct ITIN or SSN to Columbus State Community College. If you fail to furnish your ITIN or SSN you may be subject to a penalty by the IRS of $50.00, unless your failure is due to reasonable cause and not due to willful neglect.

Instructions in completing the Substitute W-9S form

Name of Student: Print your full legal name as it appears on your current ITIN or SSN card.

Individual Taxpayer Identification Number or Social Security Number: Enter your current nine digit ITIN or SSN number issued by the Social Security Administration or Internal Revenue Service.

Current Mailing Address: Enter the address of your current residence. You must check mark the box for us to update your address with Columbus State Community College. Otherwise, the address listed will only be used to update your 1098-T form for the year(s) under review.

Daytime and Evening Telephone Number: Enter a current telephone number. This may be used should we have additional questions regarding your account information.

Student's Signature and Date: Sign and date the form using blue or black ink. Forms missing your signature or date cannot be processed.

Return the Substitute W-9S form along with a copy of your valid state ID and ITIN or SSN card:

By Mail: Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Student Central
In Person: Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Student Central
Madison Hall Upper Level

Substitute Form W-9S Instructions

Substitute Form W-9S