All rebates over $600 are considered taxable income by the IRS. As such, we are required to collect W-9's from all participants so we can send 1099 Forms with the rebate information at the end of the year. The impact this will have on your specific tax liability depends on your personal situation, and we recommend speaking to a tax professional to understand whether and how much your rebate may be taxed.
Personal information provided on the W-9 will be used by the Contra Costa County Finance Department for tax reporting purposes only. These files will be stored on a secure drive that can only be accessed by those with proper authorization.