Vetster requires that you complete a W-9 form to receive payouts for your appointments. The W-9 is an IRS form for US persons to provide their 9-digit tax identification number (TIN). Note that if you are filing as an individual, rather than as a business, your SSN will be used as your TIN.
Taxes on the income earned on Vetster are the responsibility of the veterinary professional. Vetster does not withhold income tax. We provide a convenient summary of earnings to assist in tax filings. Vetster also provides a 1099-K at the end of the year for those who earn over $600 (net payout). Your tax forms can be downloaded from within your dashboard.
Vetster cannot advise further on tax matters as it is not a tax advisor and cannot provide advice about taxes or income reporting. We suggest you consult with your tax professional for any tax related questions.
Vetster is considered a marketplace facilitator and provides a service (online platform) which veterinary professionals utilize for their own purposes for a fee. Veterinarian professionals are not considered an employee or an independent contractor but are rather a Vetster customer; they pay Vetster a fee (platform fee) to market services on the site.
To access your tax forms and summary, log into your account and navigate to the Payments & reporting area.