I am a US citizen living abroad. I am no longer a US resident and file my taxes with a 2555 for the foreign earned income exemption. I pay all my taxes and social security in my country of residence which has both tax treaties and totalization agreements with the US (so I should owe nothing in the US).
I am currently consulting for a US company which pays me in US dollars to a US bank account. They are asking me to fill out a W9 form. As you can see from the form, the assumption is that you have a US address on the form:
Do I need to fill out this form as an independent consultant with a contract to provide services for a US employer as a US citizen non-resident? If so, do I just wing it on the address field? Does this impact withholding or tax status?