Why do I need to fill out a W-9?

TakeLessons Teachers are Independent Contractors

Teachers using TakeLessons to attract new students are independent contractors and, as such, are required to complete a W-9 for payment and tax purposes if the total amount earned is $600 or more a year.  As a result it is a requirement for all teachers using TakeLessons to have a valid US address and Taxpayer Identification Number (i.e: Social Security Number), to ensure you are able to complete this form.  

If you are an independent contractor who has earned close to $600, we will notify you through your account and provide instructions for completing the W-9 form. Only teachers who earn more than $600 a year from TakeLessons are subject to receive a 1099 form in the mail during tax season.