My Website makes on average $5000 a day and right now I have 40 "contractors" (I like to call them) And what they are doing is using their social media power (from facebook) And I give them a percent of their earnings. Half are from the US and half are from foreign countries (India, UK, Brazil, ect.). My issue is I have no clue how to pay them. I've been to 2 different Accountants and have gotten conflicting information. My money is made via ad revenue. What I have been doing thus far is collecting W9's from the US contractors and paying everyone by the month. When I file for taxes, do I absolutely NEED W9's from US people? Thats what my accountants said but I wish there was a way around it. A few of my contracters refused to give me W9's and I don't know if that's bad (Do I get in trouble with the IRS for that?). I havn't been getting any type of form from the foreign contractors because my 1 accountant said I didn't need them, all I had to do was send them 1099's at the end of the year. Any word of advice of what to do?