Mountain View, CA
Speakeasy customer/colleague received W-9 This is sort of an odd question (non-technical) to ask on this forum, but I thought I'd ask. (I myself used to be a Speakeasy customer back in early 2000 or so, but obviously things have changed (Megapath buy-out, etc.))
First and foremost: the document being discussed in indeed a W-9. This is not a typo.
Anyway -- my colleague/boss received in his mailbox a W-9 form requesting tax information (specifically name/address/SSN) from Speakeasy. He's absolutely 100% sure this isn't a scam or unsolicited. He's a Speakeasy end-user/customer, no business-class service.
What he's confused about is why, as a Speakeasy customer, he would be receiving a W-9. What tax documents would Speakeasy or Megapath plan on sending a customer?
Has anyone else here received it? If so, can someone shed some light on what this is about? Or maybe it was sent in error?
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quote:If the above does not describe your friend - then it was likely sent in error. I have not gotten one at all.
Form W-9 is the IRS form used by a company to request your taxpayer identification number. You may get a blank Form W-9 to fill out if you or your business are hired to provide services to another company. Most often, Form W-9 is sent to independent contractors, consultants, and other self-employed workers.
I would give them a call - not sure what dept to go to - maybe accounting and see if he can't get an explanation.
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reply to koitsu
I got one but it is Megapath's tax ID info. The cover letter says they are doing a corp reorganization and will have a new tax ID as of Jan 1st. It is not uncommon for companies to supply taxpayer ID info to customers.