Why do I need to submit a W-9?

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.

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1. What is the Bay Area Regional Energy Network?
2. Where does funding for the Pinole Energy Enhancement Rebate Program come from?
3. Who administers the Pinole Energy Enhancement Rebate Program?
4. Can I participate in the Pinole Energy Enhancement Rebate Program without participating in the BayREN Home+, BayREN Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancements, MCE Multifamily Energy Savings, and/o
5. How long will it take to receive my rebate?
6. Does my project require a building permit?
7. Do I need to provide an invoice from a contractor if I don’t need to add an electrical outlet for my induction electric range/cooktop or heat pump clothes dryer?
8. How do I get a BayREN application number?
9. What should be shown in the before and after pictures of my electrical panel upgrade and/or roof repair?
10. What is considered a finaled building permit?
11. Am I eligible for other rebates?
12. Is this rebate program available to anyone outside the City of Pinole?
13. Can I submit my application at this time if I am missing a required document?
14. Why do I need to submit a W-9?