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The purpose of form W9 is for a payer to collect information that would normally be needed to produce a 1099 at the end of the year. If you met the criteria to receive a 1099 and didn't receive one, it probably means that the income wasn't reported to the IRS, but not always. Here are a few reasons why you would not receive a 1099 form:
-You did not receive $600 in payments from the payer during the year
-You are not a US taxpayer
-You are a corporation
-You claimed to be exempt from tax
It's a good idea to report all income you received during the year, even if you didn't receive a 1099 form.