What’s a W-9? Do I need to submit one to SitByCare?

SitByCare is not a tax advisor and cannot provide advice about taxes, income reporting, or unemployment.

Form W-9 allows you to submit taxpayer identification information (i.e. social security number or tax identification number) to another company. If you are a U.S. taxpayer and redeem earnings via check, SitByCare will require you to complete a Form W-9.

How do I verify whether I need to submit a W-9 to SitByCare?

If we don’t already have a W-9 on file for you, you’ll be prompted to fill out a W-9  the next time you withdraw funds via check, as pictured below. SitByCare must receive a completed W-9 back from you before issuing  your payments by check.

If you don’t see this prompt when withdraw funds via check, that means we already have a W-9 on file for you. You do not need to submit another W-9.

Please email the form to SitByCare at 1099@sitbycare.com. You should receive a response from Rover within 2 business days.

What if I receive payments for SitByCare bookings via PayPal?

If you redeem all your earnings via Paypal, you don’t need to submit a W-9 to SitByCare. This is because SitByCare does not handle tax documentation for redemptions made via PayPal. If you have tax-related questions regarding earnings processed on PayPal, please consult a tax expert or contact PayPal directly.