I did not request backup withholding, so why did you deduct it from my check?

The IRS requires that LME obtain the Social Security number or tax identification number of all payees. Without a Social Security or tax identification number, your payments will be subject to a non-refundable, 24% withholding under IRS regulations. In addition, if the IRS name and tax identification number does not match the Social Security Administration name and tax identification number, IRS regulations may require withholding.

 To avoid backup withholding, please scan the completed W-9 form, and send it via email to Info@laurelmountainenergy.com, fax to 412-833-4339, or mail to

LME address at the top of this FAQ’s sheet.

ATTN: Accounting Department