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What Forms Should An Employer Ask An Independent Contractor To Fill Out?

You should require all your independent contractors to fill out IRS Form W-9. Their social security or employer identification number will be listed on this document for your use on required forms to be filed with the IRS and other taxing authorities. A penalty can be levied against you, the employer for omission of this information on certain forms.

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