This form is intended to assist you in determining whether a vendor/supplier should be classified as a University employee or as an independent contractor. Please complete the Substitute W-9 prior to completing this form. Procurement and Vendor Services and Tax Reporting will consider all facts, in each case, when making final determination.
Your responses to the questions below will support one of these classifications. Please answer the questions as accurately as possible. For assistance, please see the Independent Contractor Classification Request Companion Guide or contact an IC Specialist, 426-3101.
The vendor/supplier may not provide services until Payables has confirmed classification status.
Please note that Procurement and Contracts requirements are separate from the Independent Contractor Classification Request and will still need to be initiated following classification.
Disclaimer: Independent contractor classification is based on the information provided. All the facts must be considered (weighed) when determining classification. If during an audit, the information provided is found to be false or misleading, the department will be held accountable for any fines and/or penalties.