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    Did some freelance, now they want my SSN?

    Ok, so I did some freelance work for a total of $300. They say that in order for them to send me a check, they need my Social security number? I've never had anyone request my SSN.
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    It's for tax purposes. Especially if they pay you at least $600.00 over the course of the year. You're going to want to fill out Form W-9 and mail it to them (them being the client).

    You can learn more at http://taxes.about.com/od/taxglossary/qt/W9.htm

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    If you don't want to give your SSN then apply for an EIN (Employer Identification number) and use that instead.

    http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/...102767,00.html

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    Thanks for the info!!!!
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