What does ShareASale have to do with your taxes? Well, if you are an Affiliate, you will need to submit a W-9 to the network.
What is a W-9?
A W-9 is a type of tax form which gives the requester the appropriate Taxpayer Identification Number for tax-paying purposes. It reports an individual’s income generated through ShareASale to the IRS.
Why do I have to submit a W-9?
In accordance with U.S. tax law and IRS regulations, it is a requirement for ShareASale to collect W-9 forms from all affiliate who are US citizens. It is a way for the government to ensure that taxes are being paid.
ShareASale W-9 Submission Page
How do I submit a W-9?
You can find our W-9 form by going to https://shareasale.com/a-w9.cfm. The form is fastest and easiest to submit electronically within your account. Alternatively, you can email the form to us to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 312-321-0488.
How do I know that my ShareASale account has a W-9 on file?
After you submit your W-9, the notification on your Home Page will disappear when the form has been filed successfully. You can also check the status of your form on the bottom of your Edit Settings page (https://shareasale.com/a-account.cfm) located under the Account menu option.
Notification on Home Page
Notification on Edit Settings Page
Helpful tips for quick processing:
Make sure your user ID number is somewhere on the form to ensure that it moves forward to processing.
Make sure the address and organization name on your W-9 form matches the address and organization name on your account.
If you have questions as to how to fill out the form or what to put, instructions can be found on pages 2-4 of the W-9.
If you are not a US citizen, all other tax forms can be found here: https://shareasale.com/a-w8.cfm.