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Employee ID Numbers (EIN) and 1099-MISC

What is And EIN: An EIN is issued by the IRS to identify businesses, nonprofits, and trusts primarily for tax purposes. It is a nine-digit number in the format 00-0000000. When an IRS form asks for a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), most businesses will enter their EIN, while individuals generally enter their Social Security Number. Taxi drivers don’t have to give their Social Security Number because they are self employed or independent contractors. For your protection you should use your EIN. Furthermore, the IRS requires you to issue a 1099-MISC if you paid $600 or more to an individual or business for rent, services, royalties, or other various
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Know Your Rights & Responsibilities!

Rights: Leases: There’s a problem with the leases and we are working to fix it so that they are written with protections for drivers. In the mean time you should ask for a copy of the papers before you sign them in order to consult with UTWSD legal representatives. Remember you have the right to get your agreement document. If the owner refuses to give you a copy before or after you sign it please report it to our office. Ticketing: When issued a fine by an officer, you have a right to an appeal. Safe Vehicles: Demand a safe
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Limited Authorization of Sheriff ID Confiscations

After extensive communication between the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and the UTWSD including our volunteer attorney Monisola Kehinde and the ACLU of San Diego we were able to achieve a policy reform victory that limits the authority of law enforcement officials to confiscate drivers’ Sheriff’s Licenses. We thank the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for ensuring that a taxi driver’s civil right to due process is protected. Here are the only reasons that the Sheriff’s Department has authorized their taxicab enforcement to confiscate Sheriff’s Licenses: Sheriff’s Taxi I.D. Card is expired/invalid. The taxi company vehicle they are driving is not
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