Msg#: 3030742 posted 11:39 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)
I think the $600 requirement is the minimum THEY must have to claim on taxes (meaning you can have up to $600 in contractor fees without filling out a 1099)
I'm guessing if you did work for them, they owe you the $$...but probably depends what was in the contract. Chances are you won't get paid until you provide them with the w-9, because they want to be able to write off against their earnings.
Good luck, and when in doubt, ask your accountant or lawyer.