Why do you want me to submit a W-9?

First- just to clarify -- neither JobSlinger nor JobSlinger Plus require W-9 verification.  Also, your W-9 information is not submitted to us -- it is securely stored with us as a neutral third party, in accordance with IRS specifications.  From our perspective, IC Pro registration is purely voluntary. 

The mystery shopping companies that are part of the IC Pro Coalition want shoppers to register as IC Pros. They don't use this information to report your income (since many mystery shoppers do not exceed the earnings threshold for income reporting), but as documentation of your independent contractor status, in case they are ever audited by the IRS. Authorized representatives of SASSIE companies that you work for (and have connected to on JobSlinger or JobSlinger Plus) can access this information if the government requires them to produce a W-9 form for you. Basically, if you become an IC Pro, the same people who are authorized to see your information if you submitted a paper form, can use IC Pro to get the same information electronically from a secure server.   

IC Pro

  1. What is IC Pro?
  2. Why should I register as an IC Pro?
  3. Do I need a paid account to be an IC Pro?
  4. Do I have to fill out all sections of the IC Pro form?
  5. How do I register as an IC Pro?
  6. How can I tell if a SASSIE company uses IC Pro?
  7. How do you keep my IC Pro information secure?
  8. What's a tax ID/TIN?
  9. Why do you want me to submit a W-9?
  10. I'm not seeing my IC Pro score on some of my SASSIE accounts
  11. IC Pro won't accept my SSN/EIN
  12. My SSN/EIN is verified in SASSIE but IC Pro won't accept it
  13. I'm getting an IC Pro error that says "No match found for <my name>. Check your SASSIE accounts for the name that your tax ID is verified under, and enter the correct name here."
  14. I'm getting an IC Pro error that says "No match found for business name <my business name>."
  15. I'm getting an IC Pro error that says "No match found for that name/number combination. Check your SASSIE accounts for the name and verification status."
  16. I'm getting an IC Pro error that says "Tax ID could not be verified -- SASSIE verification status is INVALID."
  17. I'm getting an IC Pro error that says "Tax ID could not be verified -- SASSIE verification status is PENDING."
  18. I'm getting an IC Pro error that says "Tax ID type is not correct -- please change and try again."
  19. My name on my SASSIE profile is Jane Smith, but I verified using the alternate name of Jane Doe. Which do I enter in IC Pro?
  20. Why would I want to give permission for invoicing?
  21. How can I view my invoices?
  22. How do I create a logo?
  23. Will my mystery shopping income be reported if I'm an IC Pro?
  24. Do I have to report my mystery shopping income?
  25. I'm not from the US. How do I register for IC Pro?

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