1099s will be issued mid-January.
With tax season fast approaching, we want to help make sure everyone is as prepared as possible. We’ve created this resource to help guide you through some key things to be aware of.
AdThrive publishers are responsible for taking care of any tax payments on their end, since different states and countries all have different tax requirements. We are unable to provide tax advice for publishers, but you can find the answers to some helpful FAQ’s on the IRS website.
All 1099s will be issued electronically via email. This year, we’ll be using Track1099 to send 1099s. The email address and mailing address listed in your 1099 is pulled directly from the information entered in your AdThrive dashboard.
1099s are only issued to publishers who submitted a W9 and were paid $600 or more in 2018. Please note that this data will be pulled on January 1, 2019 so any changes made to the information on file after that date will not be reflected in your 1099 and you’ll need to email us so we can get you an updated 1099.
Paypal has their own tax form reporting system and is a separate section of the U.S. tax code, so if you have chosen to be paid via PayPal during any point that you’ve been working with AdThrive, you will not receive a 1099 from AdThrive for those earnings.
According to PayPal’s website, PayPal is required to report sales of goods and services for those who receive over 200 payments in a year AND over $20,000 USD. The exception to this is Vermont and Massachusetts where the threshold is $600 regardless of the number of transactions.
If you receive payments from multiple sources in addition to your AdThrive payments, there is a chance you may receive a 1099-K form directly from PayPal.
U.S. citizens living outside of the U.S.
If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad (definitions are outlined here), you should still fill out a W-9 and report your earnings to the IRS.
As a U.S. based company and since all AdThrive publishers are paid as independent contractors, we don’t fill out forms on your behalf for Value Added Tax (VAT) or W8-BEN.
The IRS doesn't require that we submit 1099s for S-Corps but many publishers prefer that we send them one because it validates how much they earned. On your end, there should be no negative implication with the IRS because you're already reporting the income from us anyway. If you kept good records and don't need the info on the 1099 we send, feel free to just ignore!
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