Prepare for Tax Season: Form 1099's FAQs
Here are some answers to common questions concerning the Form 1099:
Who needs to file a Form 1099?
In the US, you are required by law to file a Form 1099 if you receive more than $600 in profits from Teespring. Sellers with multiple accounts will need to update their account information on all of their accounts as we will be merging their payout amount into one 1099 form. Only INDIVIDUALS will receive a Form 1099 from Teespring. All other types (Corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and international entities etc.) are responsible for reporting taxes themselves by consulting a tax accountant.
What information will be included in my form?
Your name, address, SSN and payout amount received during the year will be included on the form so it is important that this information is accurate and up to date.
Additional information and examples of Form 1099-MISC can be found here. https://www.irs.gov/uac/About-Form-1099MISC
When will I receive my Form 1099?
1099 Forms will be sent out by January 31, 2016. They will be mailed to the address you've indicated in your Teespring profile. Please ensure that your address is up to date by no later than January 15, 2016.
How is my Form 1099 payout amount calculated?
The amount is based on cash paid out during the year, not cash earned during the year. For example, if you close a campaign in December 2015 but do not request the payout until January 2016, the amount earned for this campaign will be excluded from your 2015 Form 1099.
For tax purposes, it is best to look at the total amount paid to you over the tax year. The best way to verify that information is to go to your Payout History page. On this page you can add up the payout request amounts which you have made in the the year.
The Seller Dashboard reflects all payouts for all-time profit, including non-campaign payouts that you may have received, such as affiliate fees, referral fees, competition winnings (i.e. The Tee Games). We suggest cross checking with your Payout History page to cover all bases in the event of a glitch or bug that may cause calculations to differ.
You may not receive a Form 1099 if:
You did not receive payments of $600 or more in 2015.
You are a Corporation, LLC or international entity/seller.
1. You have received a Form 1099 mistakenly.
2. You think you should have received a Form 1099 from Teespring but have not.
3. You feel the Form 1099 you received includes inaccurate information.
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