I want to sell on a major e-retailer marketplace. I'm a single-member LLC and the W9 instructions clearly say that Line 1 is my name and Line 2 is the business name. All of my other reseller customers have accepted this as the correct W9 (because it is).
This major e-retailer wants an incorrect W9. They want the business name on Line 1. They insist that the W9 will not be shared with anyone and that this is to meet their internal standards. Well, their internal standards violate an IRS requirement and instruction. It is my signature on this federal form, not theirs.
I think that I'm dealing with support person that doesn't really care to understand the issue. What do you all think? Do what they want or insist that this go for higher review?