My question involves independent contractors in the state of: Washington
I have been asked by a past contract employer for my social security number, but not a w-9. I don't feel comfortable giving this information out without the proper forms. What are the proper channels for delivering this information?
On another note, they are requesting my social security number after the tax submission deadline. The contracted work was performed over a year ago and the invoices have been paid($800). I thought independent contractors were required to fill out w-9's at the time of service(work) and then the employer was to fill out a 1099. What to do?
Thanks for reading.