at the end of 2018 my employer had some financial hardships and could not afford to pay our payroll company so the company had refused to do any more payroll so my employer decided to just write us checks with out deductions. Now in order to get my W2 i am told i have to sign a W9 form for a 1099. Should i have to file that form to get my W2 and owed wages?
It sounds as though your employer is having grave financial difficulties, which is why they are no longer using a payroll company. Your employer needs your SS# in order to prepare a 1099. My advice is to cooperate with your employer so that he can provide you with whatever documentation he is able to provide you in order to prepare your taxes.
Ms. Willi is a tax attorney, CPA, and Ohio-Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, with offices in Westerville, Ohio. She serves client families and private business owners throughout Ohio. Ms. Willi responds to Avvo questions as a public service to help educate and provide general guidance to questioners, but her responses are not legal advice and do not create an attorney-client relationship. Her posts are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for advice provided by an attorney or licensed tax professional. Her phone number is 614-890-0500 and her website is www.willilaw.com.
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