What is a W-9 form and why do I need to submit it?

A Substitute W-9 form is required when cash escrow is submitted as collateral (a bond). It is an IRS form that provides taxpayer information to the county so that interest on the cash bond may be reported to the IRS. A Substitute W-9 form is only required if you are submitted a CASH bond and is not needed for corporate surety bonds or letters of credit. The Substitute W-9 form can be found here.

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1. What is a bond?
2. What kinds of collateral (bonds) does Loudoun County accept?
3. Are there any fees associated with posting a bond?
4. What is a W-9 form and why do I need to submit it?
5. How long does it take to get my cash bond back after it has been released?
6. I just purchased a project that already has a bond on it. How do I post my new bond?
7. My bank (or insurance company) doesn’t like some of the language in one of the County’s templates. Can we make changes and submit those for your review?
8. The bank that issued my letter of credit no longer meets the County’s minimum standards. What can I do?
9. My project is now released. How do I get the original corporate surety bond or letter of credit back?
10. Is there a way to ask you a question that isn’t in this list?
11. There is an erosion problem in my neighborhood. Who should I call?