I have been doing design work for a startup non-profit, on and off, for the past few months. I have dealt directly with the owner, we have had a very simple and pleasant arrangement, she requests something, I do the work to her satisfaction, I send her an invoice, and she sends me a check.
Recently, she turned the business part over to an independent contract “business person”, accountant, or whatever they are, and this person has (despite being rude as heck) decided to make some problems for me and tell me that she cannot pay me anymore unless I fill out and turn in a W9 form to her.
I told her that I dont think I need to give her a W9 as I am not a contractor for the non-profit, I am only selling a service (I used an analogy of someone who comes to clean the carpet, i know HE doesnt have to fill out a W9).
Anyway, this is my first time dealing with this kind of request (although, unfortunately, not my first time dealing with this kind of person) …and I was wondering if there is someone who knows about these things better than I do.