Dear VYS Referee:
As you know, referees engaged by Vienna Youth Soccer, Inc. (VYS) are independent contractors and not employees of VYS, and are therefore responsible for their own tax reporting and payments.
Under certain circumstances, VYS is required to provide you with an IRS 1099 covering all amounts paid to you by VYS, and to provide copies of that 1099 to the relevant taxing authorities.
In order to ensure compliance with VYS’s legal obligations, you will be required to complete an IRS W-9 Tax Form. You may either email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to: VYS, PO BOX 993, Vienna, VA 22183.
This is a requirement for all referees regardless of age or income level. Paychecks will not be mailed unless you have submitted a completed IRS W-9 Tax Form. You need only complete this form once. It is then valid for every season you referee for VYS.
As a final reminder, your conduct and performance are governed by the VYS House Game Rules and the VYS Referee Guidelines, which can both be found on the VYS website at http://www.vys.org/Referees/.
We’re looking forward to a great season. Thanks for being a part of VYS.
Director of Finance