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    W9 Form

    As a Reseller, do you fill out and send your clients that host an ecommerce business on your reseller server a W-9 Form?
    Last edited by Kode1; 02-24-2011 at 03:28 PM. Reason: Mistake

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    Why would you send your clients a request for their taxpayer identification number? I'm a little bit puzzled.

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    No, I'm not asking for their W-9 form. The client is asking me the host provider, for a W-9 form. And what I'm asking is how many resellers that resell hosting services get requests from their ecommerce and other business clients for w9 Forms. I'm curious to know if this is a common practice.

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    I have only provided a W-9 for contracting business (IE programming and consultation). Never for hosting.

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    I can understand the contracting work.. but, hosting, I thought, is like leasing, renting virtual space, similar to a telephone or cable company. I've read why you would want a w-9 form and it doesn't bother me to send one.. I just don't feel that it's necessary under this situation.

    Thanks for your reply,
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    I have several clients that have paid me for development AND hosting. When I get my 1099-MISC at the end of the year, ALL of them have included just the development payments.

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    It sounds like they're wanting to send you a 1099-MISC at the end of the year? Are they planning to pay you over $600 this tax year? (e.g. Is the hosting $50+ monthly?)

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    It seems with that logic they should then send a 1099-MISC to their telephone company, electric company, water utility company and waste mangament.

    They're not sub-contracting me.. they just purchase webspace from my company. So, if I take the yearly hosting fees and add on the SSL certificate we sold them.. then yes..it looks like it could be over $600.00. Whoa.. I better ask for a w-9 form from the data center I lease space from..

    Michael

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    If you have a W9 on file you don't have to send a 1099. The customers that have their accounting squared away will ask you for a W9. The ones that don't wont.
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