it is not a W-8 form. It is a w-9 form. I talked to my tax advisor last week about this. He said that a w-9 form is not a form that I would get from them it is just a form that you fill out the basic information about yourself in. When you click on tax information on your accounts page, the questions there is all the information that they should need. Including your social security number. Through filling out this information you are basically agreeing that you are becoming an expense for hubpages and that you work for yourself for hubpages.