W9 requests

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A few customers have requested a W9 from Cloudbeds.  This article discusses that request.

What is a W9?

The W9 form (officially, the "Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification") is used in the United States income tax system by a third party who must file an information return with the IRS.

Here is more information on W9's:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form_W-9

When is it used?

Form W-9 is most commonly used in a businesscontractor arrangement.  Businesses can use Form W-9 to request information from contractors they hire. When a business pays a contractor at least $600 during a tax year, the business is required to file Form 1099-MISC, a variant of Form 1099. To fill out Form 1099-MISC, the business may need to request information (such as address and Tax Identification Number) from the contractor, for which Form W-9 is used. The business does not send Form W-9 to the IRS.

As a cloudbeds subscriber, do I need a W9?

No.  Cloudbeds is a Corporate entity, and therefore does not require a W9 for you to pay for services.  Also, we provide a service (not consulting).  Since you do not have a vendor-contractor arrangement  with Cloudbeds, a W9 is not needed.

I still want a W9, will Cloudbeds release it to me?

Even thought a W9 is not required, some customers still request it before making a payment.  Because of this, we have included the W9 below.

What do I do next?

Please consult a tax professional if you need assistance with filing your taxes.

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