(US Candidates Only)
Because Reimbi only handles reimbursements, we do not collect a W9 from requesters nor do we issue a 1099.
IRS Publication 525 (2017), Taxable and Nontaxable Income:
Job interview expenses.
If a prospective employer asks you to appear for an interview and either pays you an allowance or reimburses you for your transportation and other travel expenses, the amount you receive isn't taxable in most cases. You include in income only the amount you receive that is more than your actual expenses.
We use this guidance for conference speakers and other types of requesters.