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Why are you requesting my taxpayer information? (U.S. citizens)

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If you use Eventbrite Payment Processing in the U.S., the IRS requires Eventbrite to issue a Form 1099-K when you process more than 200 orders and $20,000 in gross sales across all your events during a calendar year. As you approach either threshold, Eventbrite will request that you eblink{fill out your Form W-9=>https://www.eventbrite.com/organizations/taxpayer-information}. If you're a non-U.S. citizen, eblink{submit a Form W-8=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=6660} (e.g., W-BEN, W-8BEN-E, other) instead.

NOTE: View more information about Form 1099-K at the eblink{IRS website=>https://www.irs.gov/businesses/new-1099-k-reporting-requirements-for-payment-settlement-entities}.

<h2 id="01">Check this before you start.</h2> <p>☑️  The 1099-K is a purely informational form that summarizes the sales activity of your account and is designed to assist you in reporting your taxes. It is provided to you and the IRS.<br><br>☑️  If you don’t eblink{enter your taxpayer information=&gt;https://www.eventbrite.com/organizations/taxpayer-information} before you exceed 200 orders, Eventbrite is required to withhold all future event payouts until the form is completed.<br><br>☑️  If you&#39;re a non-U.S. citizen, eblink{submit a Form W-8=&gt;https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=6660} (e.g., W-BEN, W-8BEN-E, other) instead. <br><br>☑️  If you&#39;re unsure how to fill out the Form W-9 or what to do with the Form 1099-K, please consult your tax advisor. Eventbrite can&#39;t provide tax advice.</p> <h2 id="02">You are asked to enter taxpayer information</h2> <p>Eventbrite needs your &quot;eblink{Taxpayer Information=&gt;https://www.eventbrite.comorganizations/taxpayer-information}&quot; to determine if we need to issue you a Form 1099-K. The information we collect is found on your eblink{Form W-9=&gt;https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/iw9.pdf} and you can enter it as early as you’d like. As a reminder to enter your information, we’ll notify you when you reach the following order thresholds:</p> <ul><li>100 orders: Eventbrite will send an email to the primary account holder&#39;s email address</li><li>125 orders: Eventbrite will display a banner on the Manage Events page when eblink{logged in=&gt;https://www.eventbrite.com/login} to the primary account</li></ul> <h2 id="03">You are required to enter taxpayer information </h2> <p>When you process more than 200 orders for the events in your account, Eventbrite will send a second email to the primary account holder&#39;s email address and display a banner on various pages when logged in to the primary account. <br><br>Failure to complete the Form W-9 at this point will result in payouts being withheld.</p> <h2 id="04">Enter your taxpayer information </h2> <p>Taxpayer Information is only available to the primary account holder. A subuser will not be able to complete the Form W-9 from within their account.</p> <ol><li>eblink{Log in=&gt;https://www.eventbrite.com/login target=_blank} to your Eventbrite account.</li><li>Go to your eblink{Account Settings=&gt;https://www.eventbrite.com/account-settings/}. </li><li>Go to &quot;Organizer&quot;, and select eblink{Tax Information=&gt;https://www.eventbrite.com/organizations/taxpayer-information}.</li><li>Select your tax status and complete the secure digital form that appears. </li><li>Click “Submit”. </li></ol> <p>Once you&#39;ve completed the form, you&#39;ll receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite.<br><br>If you need help filling out the tax form, check out the form instructions for eblink{W-9=&gt;https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/iw9.pdf} available on the IRS website first.</p> <h2 id="05">Updating your Form 1099-K</h2> <ol><li>eblink{Log in=&gt;https://www.eventbrite.com/login target=_blank} to your Eventbrite account.</li><li>Go to your eblink{Account Settings=&gt;https://www.eventbrite.com/account-settings/}. </li><li>Click on the three-dot icon next to your form and select “Edit”. </li><li>Update the information. </li><li>Click “Submit”.</li></ol> <h2 id="06">Why you might receive a Form 1099-K without meeting the the IRS threshold</h2> You might receive a 1099-K if:  <ul><li>Your taxpayer information is listed on multiple Eventbrite accounts. The aggregate gross sales and transactions across all accounts for the calendar year will be combined to determine if you meet the reporting threshold.  </li><li>Your state has a different reporting threshold than the IRS of $20,000 gross sales and 200 transactions. For example, for U.S. organizers who reside in Massachusetts or Vermont, Eventbrite is required to issue a Form 1099-K if your gross sales is $600 or greater in a calendar year; there is no transaction threshold. </li></ul>

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