By becoming a W2 employee with Instawork, you will have access to all the gigs you are used to seeing in the app, plus additional gigs being offered by some new big Partners! 

To start seeing these gigs within the app, the first thing you will need to do is complete the W-2 Onboarding process.

Once you have completed your forms, we will send an email to the person that you identified  as your authorized representative to verify correctness of the forms.  You will also receive an email from our partner evident to complete a background check which opens up even more gig! Once you're set up for W-2, you won't need to fill out any more W-2 forms.

How do I start the onboarding?
Within the app, navigate to the profile section. Once there, scroll down to the bottom and tap on 'Start onboarding' within the 'W-2 onboarding section to begin the process.

What are the benefits of W-2 gigs?

  • You will get access to hundreds of additional gigs from new partners. MORE GIGS = MORE $$$
  • We will withhold taxes for you which means less stress and confusion during tax season

What forms will I be completing?
You will be completing all the forms you normally would for any new job that you are starting such as an I-9 form.

Who can I use as a an authorized representative?
Any non family member over the age of 18 can be your authorized representative.

Do I need anything to complete these forms?
All you will need are the forms of identification identified on the I-9 Form. Use this guide to make sure you are providing the proper forms of identification needed as well as the correct issuing authority.  

How will I know if the forms are completed?
Once you have completed the forms, you will see "pending" under the W-2 onboarding section of the app. Once your account has been activated for W-2, you will see gigs listed in the app as normal but will also say "W-2 gig" next to the earnings of that gig.

How much will I be paid for these gigs?
Just like all other gigs, you will see the pay for W-2 gigs listed in the app but we will be be withholding taxes from the pay rate you see in the app. For example, if the gig is $200, you'll be be compensated a little bit less than that amount.

When will I be paid for these gigs?
Payments for W-2 gigs are processed once a week on Wednesdays and are deposited every Friday. Please review this FAQ for more information on how to get paid.

If you have any additional questions. Please feel free to reach out to us via the app.

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