Hi, I just retired and as part time work I’m doing Uber but I’m not sure if to u
not sure if to use a 1099 or a W9 form. Can you advice?
Both apply to you since you’re doing contract work, but I’m not sure that Uber sends W-9 forms. It’s simply to gather information about you to use when it’s time to issue your 1099 after the end of the year. If you didn’t fill one out when you started working, I wouldn’t worry about it. Now, you should receive a 1099 Form disclosing the total amount you earned from Uber during the year if it’s at least $600, and you’ll use it to file and pay your taxes. I recommend downloading the form directly from your Partner Dashboard on the Tax Settings tab within the app.
If you’re interested in learning more about the differences between a W-9 and 1099, check out this article. It’s discussed according to the employer’s perspective but is clear enough for contractors to understand.
Let me know if you have any more questions!